Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory

By Houston A. Baker, Jr. (NHC Fellow, 1982–83)

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1984

From the publisher’s description:

Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.

Subjects
Literature / Music / African American Literature / African American Music / Blues Music / Vernacular /

Baker, Houston A., Jr. (NHC Fellow, 1982–83). Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1984.