The Jazz Trope: A Theory of African American Literary and Vernacular Culture

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The Jazz Trope takes a look at the African American lifestyle through the lens of jazz, blues, and spirituals. Through the pioneering efforts of Albert Murray, Ralph Ellison, Houston Baker, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ishmael Reed, Amiri Baraka, and other notable scholars who have related jazz, spirituals, and blues to African American life and culture, The Jazz Trope offers an opportunity to add scholarship to the perception of African American identity as a creative attempt to survive a unique history and struggle.

The Jazz Trope: A Theory of African American Literary and Vernacular Culture 2008, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780810861268

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