Source:The Pennsylvania State University Press,, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, p.243 pages ; (2023)
Keywords:(OCoLC)fst00799599, (OCoLC)fst00835056, (OCoLC)fst01030486, African Americans, Blues (Music), Economic conditions., fast, History and criticism., Music and race, Music and race., Social aspects., United States.
Includes discography.Includes bibliographical references and index.Sharecropping, tenancy, and house contract sales -- Coercion, debt peonage, and convict labor -- The blues, commodification, and capitalism -- From debt to redemption -- A history of relief -- The call for justice in the blues."Explores lyrical representations of romantic and sexual betrayal in the blues, revealing deceit and entrapment constraining the physical, socioeconomic, and political movement of African Americans. Argues that blues music calls for a reckoning while expressing faith in a secular and moral justice-to-come"--