Category Archives: African American Studies

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Books and the Blues: UTP Authors on the Road

Photo: Adam Gussow (far right) and Sterling "Mr. Satan" MaGee (center) at Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN. Satan & Adam duo Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee and Adam Gussow packed the house recently at Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN. In addition to providing great entertainment, the duo promoted Gussow’s book, ...

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Celebrating African American History

Highway 61: Heart of the Delta Randall Norris and Jean-Philippe Cyprès / Foreword by Morgan Freeman A celebration of the Mississippi Delta in words and pictures, this volume brings to life this storied region of the South. Actor Morgan Freeman provides a foreword in which he recounts his personal history ...

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Books Celebrating Traditional Music and Culture

Journeyman’s Road Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner’s Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York Adam Gussow “Adam Gussow has lived the Blues life. By some miracle he has also lived to write about it. Whether his subject is a novel by Faulkner or the romance of buying an amp, his prose ...

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February Feature: The Paper Bag Principle

“This is, to my knowledge, the first full-length treatment of complexion legends and myths, filling a major gap in the literature. . . . It treats controversial issues with great sensitivity and insight.” —Nancy Bonvillain, Simon’s Rock College of Bard The only attempt to document rumor and legends relating to complexion ...

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Home for the Holidays in Appalachia

Thirteen states between (and including) parts of New York and Mississippi constitute the enigmatic Appalachian region—home to the beautiful mountain system that shares its name. It is a region that has produced some of the most talented writers, gifted artisans, and richest lore in the world. The University of Tennessee Press is pleased to be ...

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Get Your Jook On!

Listen to the Podcast Jook Right On Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers Barry Lee Pearson “Pearson has collected a gold mine of compelling tales, organized them with convincing logic, and introduced them with the kind of penetrating insight and professional modesty that any blues scholar might do well to emulate. ...

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