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Roosevelt's Blues African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR

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ISBN-10: 0878059385

ISBN-13: 9780878059386

Edition: 1997

Authors: Guido Van Rijn, Paul Oliver

List price: $22.00
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In Roosevelt's Blues, Guido van Rijn documents more than one hundred blues and gospel lyrics that contain direct political statement. Rijn uses these lyrics to convey the history of the African-American population during the 1930s.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 3/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Paul Hereford Oliver was born in Nottingham, England on May 25, 1927. He trained as a painter and sculptor at the Harrow School of Art, but switched to graphic design because most art materials aggravated his asthma and various allergies. After receiving a diploma from Goldsmith's College in London in 1948, he returned to the Harrow County School to teach art. In 1955, he received an art-history degree from the University of London. He wrote numerous books on blues music including Bessie Smith, Blues Fell This Morning, The Story of the Blues, Screening the Blues: Aspects of the Blues Tradition, Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues, Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on…    

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The President, Sittin' on His Throne
Hard Time in Hooverville
FDR and Blacks
I Got to Go to That Red Cross Store
CWA, You're the Best Pal We Ever Knew
Got a Job on the WPA
Sylvester and His Mule Blues
Don't Take Away My PWA
The Sales Tax Is on It
When the Soldiers Get Their Bonus
The "Scottsboro Boys"
Uncle Sam Is Calling
Pearl Harbor Blues
Hitler and Hell
Win the War
Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Song Index
Artist Index
General Index