Angela Y Davis

Blues Legacies and Black Femin

  • 9780679771265
  • BOOK
  • Release Date: March 18th 2016
  • $17.00

The author of "Women, Race and Class" suggests that "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday represent a black working-class, feminist ideology and historical consciousness. Davis' illuminating analysis of the songs performed by these artists provides readers with a compelling and transformative understanding of their musical and social contributions and of their relation to both the African-American community and American culture.