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Backwater BluesThe Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination$
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Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679256

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001

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Down the Line

Down the Line

Blues Brilliance, Displacement, and Living under the Shadow of Levees

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(p.25) 1 Down the Line
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Backwater Blues
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Richard M. Mizelle

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0002

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 displacement in the blues.

Keywords:   Disasters, Blues, Historical Fiction, Great Migration, Levees, 1928 Flood Control Act, Charity, New Deal, Mississippi Flood Control Project, Yazoo Mississippi Delta

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