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. The Middle Years, 1929–1962

. The Middle Years, 1929–1962

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Chapter:
(p.67) 2. The Middle Years, 1929–1962
Source:
Mississippi John Hurt
Author(s):
Philip R. Ratcliffe
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.003.0002

This chapter describes events in Mississippi John Hurt's life from 1929–1962. These include Hurt's short-lived recording career; the impact of the Depression; the Avalon/Valley community; the continued oppression of blacks across Mississippi and the South; and the increase of white interest in black music.

Keywords:   African American musicians, black musicians, Mississippi John Hurt, folk music, oppression

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