New African American Music Reference

African American Music Reference from Alexander Street Press includes book chapters, essays, images and liner notes covering traditional African American blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel and more. You can browse or search by musical genre, material type (biography, interview, artwork, etc.), people, subject, insturments and much more.

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