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Alcohol and Lowdown Culture in Caribbean Guatemala and Honduras, 1898–1922

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041629
eISBN:
9780813043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041629.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter by Frederick Douglass Opie focuses on the Guatemalan departments of Izabal and Zacapa, where two Caribbean Coast African diaspora communities developed, as well as on the bordering ... 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


“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


Dry Spell Blues: The 1930s

Daniel Beaumont

in Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395570
eISBN:
9780190268060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395570.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the events of the 1930s, particularly the time of the Great Depression, which coincided with Son House's post-recording career. His day job at this point was in the farming ... More


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