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Different from That Which Is Intended for the Colored Race: Mexicans and Mexico in Jim Crow Mississippi, 1918–1939

Julie M. Weise

in CorazÓn De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two shows that from the 1910s through the 1930s, tens of thousands of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who initially lived in Texas moved on to the rural black-white South. Of these, the ... More


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

Ali Colleen Neff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the Mississippi Delta, creativity, community, and a rich expressive culture persist despite widespread poverty. Over five years of extensive work in the region, the author of this book collected a ... More


“Map Maker, Troublemaker, History Maker”: The Boll Weevil Threatens the Delta

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the anxiety of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta about the boll weevil. The boll weevil forced planters to tighten their grip on Delta society. From the moment of its arrival in 1908 ... More


Mud, Blood, and the Blues: Hurricane Katrina and the Flood waters of the African Diaspora

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter builds on the relationship between water and trauma beginning with the Middle Passage, and specifically reads floods as an extended metaphor for African American life on the Mississippi ... More


True Blues Ain’t No New News

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/9781604732290.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the relationship between blues music and freestyle hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. Topnotch the Villain admits to growing up on blues music and that his musical style ... More


Delta Solutions Big and Small

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports the solutions of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta to the boll weevil. The Delta and Pine Land Company (DPLC)'s fight against the boll weevil was linked to both its legacy and its ... More


“This Game Is for Life!”

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/9781604732290.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the hip-hop and blues scene at Red’s Juke Joint in the Mississippi Delta. It suggests that while the juke joint is made from worn materials, it was able to retain a wealth of ... More


New Blues in the Mississippi Delta

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/9781604732290.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the musical style of TopNotch the Villain, a hip-hop artist from the Mississippi Delta. It explains that TopNotch’s freestyle technique reveals the rhythms of blues music, the ... More


Poetry from the Delta

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Popular

The sixteen tracks on “Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers”—some of them previously unreleased and some of them alternate takes—were conducted at several sessions between 1936–7, the only ... More


Introduction: Emergence at the Crossroads

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/9781604732290.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. The book explores the musical life of the Mississippi Delta and ... More


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