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Selected Bibliography books Abbott, Lynn, and Douglas Seroff. Out of Sight: The Rise of African-American Popular Music, 1889–1895. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2003. ———. Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, “Coon Songs,” and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2007. Berlin, Edward A. Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. Brooks, Tim. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890– 1919. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004. Du Bois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Epstein, Dena J. Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977. Handy, W. C. Father of the Blues. New York: Da Capo Press, 1985. ———, ed. Blues: An Anthology. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. ———, ed. Unsung Americans Sung. New York: Handy Brothers Music Company , 1944. ———, ed. A Treasury of the Blues: Complete Words and Music of 67 Great Songs from Memphis Blues to Present Day. New York: C. Boni, 1949. Haymes, Max. Railroadin’ Some: Railroads in the Early Blues. York, England: Music Mentor, 2006. Hasse, John Edward. Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music. New York: Schirmer, 1985. Jasen, David, ed. Beale Street and Other Classic Blues: 38 Works, 1901–1921. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1998. Kenney, William H. Jazz on the River. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. ———. Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890–1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Key, V. O. Southern Politics in State and Nation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. Lee, George W. Beale Street: Where the Blues Began. New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1934. Lhamon, W. T., Jr. Jump Jim Crow: Lost Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. Lott, Eric. Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. McKee, Margaret, and Fred Chisenhall. Beale Black & Blue: Life and Music on Black America’s Main Street. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981. Mattfeld, Julius. Variety Music Cavalcade, 1620–1969: A Chronology of Vocal and Instrumental Music Popular in the United States. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1971. Sampson, Henry T. The Ghost Walks: A Chronological History of Blacks in Show Business, 1865–1910. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988. Strausbaugh, John. Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2006. Stribling, T. S. The Store. New York: Literary Guild, 1932. ———. The Unfinished Cathedral. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1934. White, Loring H. Ragging It: Getting Ragtime into History (and Some History into Ragtime). New York: iUniverse, 2005. Willis, John C. Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta After the Civil War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2000. Wilson, Charles, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989. Wilson, Sondra K., ed. The Selected Writing of James Weldon Johnson. Vols. 1 and 2. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Woods, Clyde. Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta. New York: Verso Press, 1998. Woodward, C. Vann. The Strange Career of Jim Crow, 2nd ed., rev. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. scholarly articles Abbott, Lynn, and Doug Seroff. “ ‘They Cert’ly Sound Good to Me’: Sheet Music, Southern Vaudeville, and the Commercial Ascendancy of the Blues,” American Music 14:4 (winter 1996), 402–54. Gussow, Adam. “Racial Violence, ‘Primitive’ Music, and the Blues Entrepreneur : W. C. Handy’s Mississippi Problem,” Southern Cultures 7:3 (fall 2002), 65–77. Levine, Harry. “Gershwin, Handy, and the Blues,” Clavier 9:7 (October 1970), 11–20. Southern, Eileen, ed. “In Retrospect: Letters from W. C. Handy to William Grant Still: Part 1,” Black Perspective in Music 7:2 (fall 1979), 119–234. ———, ed. “In Retrospect: Letters from W. C. Handy to William Grant Still: Part 2,” Black Perspective in Music 8:1 (spring 1980), 65–119. dissertations Davidson, Frank C. “The Rise, Development, Decline and Influence of the American Minstrel Show” (PhD diss., New York University, 1952). Hurwitt, Elliott S. “W. C. Handy as Music Publisher: Career and Reputation” (PhD diss., City University of New York, 2000). Selected Bibliography 270 Joyner, David L. “Southern Ragtime and Its Transition to Published Blues” (PhD diss., Memphis State University, 1986). newspapers The Freeman (Indianapolis, IN) weekly, inclusive for 1896–1919. The New York Times, inclusive for 1919–1958. archival collections Robert R. Church Family Papers...


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