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Books, links, and other useful resources (listed roughly in the order they're mentioned in the video):
Teaching the Blues: a few useful concepts [handout; a free download from Tradebit]
Edwards, David Honeyboy, as told to Janis Martinson and Michael Frank. The World Don’t Owe Me Nothing. Chicago Review Press, 1997.
Gussow, Adam. Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition. U of Chicago Press, 2002.
Wald, Elijah. Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues. Amistad, 2004.
Cone, James H. The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation. 1972. Orbis Books, 1992.
Louie Bluie. Starring Howard Armstrong.
Miller, Karl Hagstrom. Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow. Duke UP, 2010.
Waterman, Christopher A. “Race Music: Bo Chatmon, ‘Corrine, Corrina,’ and the Excluded Middle.” In Ronald Radano & Philip V. Bohlman (ed.). Music And The Racial Imagination. U of Chicago Press, 2000. 167-205.
Abbott, Lynn and Doug Seroff. Ragged But Right: Black Traveling Shows, “Coon Songs,” and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz. UP of Mississippi, 2012.
Pearson, Barry Lee. Sounds So Good to Me: The Bluesman’s Story. U of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.
Blues in the Mississippi Night. 1947.
King, B. B. with David Ritz. Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B. B. King. 1996.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B. The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States. 1895.
Eddie Boyd. "Five Long Years." [video]