Analysis Of Jim Crow 's Counterculture

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Jim Crow 's Counterculture
The book “Jim Crow`s Counterculture” is developed around the issues of racial discrimination, and development of music as a reaction to employment activism. Through the book development of blues music is understood as detailed journey taken by African Americans and motivated by social factors. Its thematic concepts are built around a musical biography. The author has an interest in blues music genre, and its development relationship with blacks and whites communities. He adopted a critical approach towards racial differentiation and political identity. According to Lawson (175), blues artist soon realized that nationality was a better approach to ethnicity than racial limitations. The blues scholar approached
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However, after significant evolution, music enthusiasts engaged in production of blues, revised what message was to be emphasized on. Eventually blues became an identity of hard work and accommodation of diversity. In accordance with Jim Crow`s blues era, blues assisted the African American community to resist against and agree with white supremacy. The author focused on a five and a half decades period of music evolution. The book studied blues produced during the last decade of nineteenth century as resistance, and reveals it as developing to achieve a sense of accommodation for white people in the mid-twentieth century. The author reveals evolution of blues from initially being a form resistance. It helped transform African American attitude towards national development, and discredited theoretical approach that blues were, or are racially biased against the whites. The agenda of this book was to portray the development of African American culture, because it looked at blacks` as gaining recognition through blues music, use of blues to express social injustice and as a political activism tool.
The author looks at blues as historical items of culture and arranges his study according to time change. Close accounts of stereotypes are addressed by the musical study. According to Lawson (55), blues as initially validating white stereotype of black population as lazy persons. The belief that African Americans lacked the will to work was
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