Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1942-1942, edited by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin P. Filene, Associate Professor and Director of Public History (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Gordon and Nemerov contend that Lomax sought out vestiges of old-fashioned African American culture and turned away from documenting the full complexity of the contemporary Delta. [...] in The Land Where the Blues Began, Lomax laments that gospel music "threat- ens the continuance of the finest song genre of this and perhaps any continent, namely the black spiritual" (p. 48).

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Language: English
Date: 2007
book reviews, southern American history, American history, African American culture, gospel music

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