Images of The Apocalypse in African American Blues and Spirituals

Images of The Apocalypse in African American Blues and Spirituals

This book explores the recurrence of Apocalyptic motifs and imagery in blues and spirituals recorded by blues musicians. It looks at the ways in which Black Americans portray Apocalypse ideas about the Last Judgement from the Book of Revelation. It also focuses on how literary themes in spirituals and blues depict the destruction of the world, death, Christian judgement, heaven and catastrophic events in personal lives of African Americans that result in loss. Selected… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 14, 2017)

Collection: New Americanists in Poland

Parent ISBN: 9783631681312

Page count: 136 pages

Language: English


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