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Philippikos and the Greens

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the role played by the circus faction called the Greens in getting rid of Philippikos and replacing him with a civilian official, Artemios the secretary, as emperor of Byzantium ... More


Fiction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following an overview of canonical Beat Generation artists such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, this chapter examines the status of women writers in the 1950s and a close reading of James Baldwin’s Another ... More


Music

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with a reading of the Beat Generation interest in bop jazz. It then looks at the importance of Blues and rock and roll as musical forms that would be at the heart of later ... More


Music

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s the music of the counterculture was transformed rapidly and repeatedly. This chapter traces these changes from the folk revival through the British invasion, Blues rock, psychedelia, ... More


Bessie’s Eclogue

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Bessie Smith and the song she wrote that was soon to become the anthem of the Great Mississippi Flood. According to music historian David Evans, “Back-Water Blues” ultimately ... More


Looking Back on Afropea’s Origins: Léonora Miano’s Blues pour Élise as an Afropean Mediascape

Katelyn E. Knox

in Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter continues the book’s inquiry into the way twenty-first century authors and artists interrogate institutionalized spectacularism both in their works’ content and form by analysing Léonora ... More


The Feeling of a Heartless World: Blues Rhythm, Oppositionality, and British Rock Music

Andrew Warnes

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Blues are among the most potent and successful of all southern cultural “products.” UK rock music is one of countless international phenomena that has often defined itself in terms of its debt to ... More


From Appalachian Folk to Southern Foodways: Why Americans Look to the South for Authentic Culture

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes how the interest in and romance of “authenticity” fed an evolving fascination with the southern culture during the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century Americans ... More


Creating and Consuming “Hill Country Harmonica”: Promoting the Blues and Forging Beloved Community in the Contemporary south

Adam Gussow

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes and reflects on the process by which the author, a white southern studies scholar, created and promoted a blues-based event in rural north Mississippi in partnership with the ... More


The Music of Peanut Butter

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how songs about peanuts and peanut butter are woven into American pop culture. Examples of songs devoted to peanuts and peanut butter are “Goober Peas,” the melodic Civil ... More


Sabotage and Black Radical Feminist Refusal

Sarah Haley

in No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines imprisoned black women’s practices of refusal and black feminist abolitionist consciousness, through both daily practices of carceral sabotage and blues expressive culture. ... More


Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Backwater Blues offers a critique of long-standing ideas of African American environmental complacency by showing the ways in which black commentators from W.E.B. Du Bois to Bessie Smith provided an ... More


Disco and Down Home Blues: Country and Soul at the End of the 1970s

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter explores the musical genres of country and soul during the 1970s and beyond. It first discusses country, who interpolated disco, the newest sound in black-identified music, ... More


John Lee Hooker’s Blues

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction discusses the many floods in the Delta counties, standardization of levees, and introduces the 1927 flood.


Down the Line: Blues Brilliance, Displacement, and Living under the Shadow of Levees

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter I situates the blues as a universal theory for re-evaluating the social experiences of truth for black people during the 1927 flood, primarily focusing on the meaning of citizenship and ... More


Burning Waters Rise: Richard Wright’s Blues Voice and the Double Environmental Burden of Race

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter II redefines the importance of Richard Wright’s protest literature and environmental blues voice through two short stories he published on the 1927 flood, “The Man Who Saw the Flood” and ... More


Racialized Charity and the Militarization of Flood Relief in Postwar America

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter III recasts the 1927 flood as a watershed moment in the nation’s consciousness of responding to disasters. As the country made the transition into peace after World War I, Americans were ... More


Where Sixteen Railroads Meet the Sea: Migration and the Making of Houston’s Frenchtown

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter IV argues how the 1927 flood shaped broader migration patterns, particularly the movement of self-described Creoles of color from Southwest Louisiana to Houston. In the process, migrants ... More


Every Day Seems Like Murder Here: The Mississippi Flood Control Project in New Deal–Era America

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter V focuses on the NAACP’s central role in exposing the mis-treatment of black levee camp workers under the federally-funded Mississippi Flood Control Project. In response to the 1927 flood, ... More


When the Levee Breaks

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

A substantial Afterword then presents the case that the recognition of contemporary artists’ contribution to the wider project of the posthumanities might challenge the view held in some quarters ... More


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