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Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the role played by the devil figure within an evolving blues tradition. It pays particular attention to the lyrics of recorded blues songs, but it also seeks to tell a story about ... More


Think Freedom and Talk Freedom: Demanding Desegregation, 1960–1963

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter follows Clarksdale's desegregation struggle from 1960 to the end of June 1963. It discusses Vera Pigee's demand for desegregation in Clarksdale Greyhound bus terminal, which symbolized ... More


Selling It at the Crossroads: The Lives and Legacies of Robert Johnson

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the mythology of "selling your soul at the crossroads" that has surrounded guitarist Robert Johnson and dominated contemporary conversations about the devil and the blues. ... More


Conclusion

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that the meaning of the blues-devil has shifted over time, with white understandings that highlight Robert Johnson's soul-sale at the crossroads coming to dominate the ... More


Collision and Collusion: Local Activism, Local Agency, and Flexible Alliances

Françoise N. Hamlin

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how people organized themselves in Mississippi by focusing on the Delta city of Clarksdale from the 1950s through the 1990s. More specifically, it considers how activists in ... More


The Undivided Road

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter relates the author’s experience in being arrested in Clarksdale, Mississippi for an unclear traffic offense while conducting a research on blues and hip-hop music in the Mississippi ... More


Caroline Barr's Origins: A Speculative Reconstruction

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the origins of Caroline Barr before she became part of the Faulkner household. It explains that there are different versions of Barr's origins and suggests that she may have ... More


Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Francoise N. Hamlin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin
Subject:
History, African-American History

Weaving national narratives from stories of the daily lives and familiar places of local residents, this book chronicles the slow struggle for black freedom through the history of Clarksdale, ... More


Benevolence, Violence, and Militancy: Competing Narratives of Race and Aggression

Stephen A. Berrey

in Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620930
eISBN:
9781469623115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620930.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts the varying reports between white-owned and black-owned newspapers about a shooting spree allegedly committed by a black man. The white-owned newspaper, Clarksdale Press ... More


The Black Freedom Struggle at the Crossroads

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book chronicles the black freedom struggle in Clarksdale, Mississippi, from 1951 to the mid-1970s. It illustrates how a community organizing during the mass civil rights movement found, chose, ... More


Washington Was Far Away: Defining a Different Postwar Delta

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on two local leaders who are emblematic of postwar grassroots black freedom movements: Aaron Henry and Vera Pigee. Virtually unknown on the national stage, both organized and ... More


Fires of Frustration: Summers of 1963 to 1965

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Mississippi's black citizens literally and dramatically entered the national struggle over civil rights. In particular, Clarksdale's activists worked to desegregate ... More


I Have Not Ended the Story for There Is No End: Continuing Histories of Clarksdale's Black Freedom Struggle

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue presents two snapshots of Clarksdale in the 1990s, two narratives coming from different directions but meeting at the Crossroads, offering insight into how much the city has changed yet ... More


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