Blues From The Delta

Blues From The Delta

Paperback(REV)

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Overview

William Ferris, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has written a book as deep as the blues: rich in conversation, reference, history, and firsthand experience with blues musicians and the culture that informs the music. The poetry, games, house parties, religious and secular traditions of black life in the Delta are explored in living prose that is also a work of immense scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306803277
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/22/1988
Series: Quality Paperbacks Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 1,160,586
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ferris coedited the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and is the author of Blues from the Delta. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the top ten professors in the United States.

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