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Includes bibliographical references (pages -326) and index.
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"I'm tore down" Lynching and the birth of a blues tradition "Make my getaway" Southern violence and blues entrepreneurship in W.C. Handy's Father of the blues Dis(re)memberment blues Narratives of abjection and redress "Shoot myself a cop" Mamie Smith's "Crazy blues" as social text Guns, knives, and buckets of blood The predicament of blues culture "The blade already crying in my flesh" Zora Neale Hurston's blues narratives.