Downhome tragedy: The blues and the Mississippi River flood of 1927

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Abstract

An overview of the early history of flood-control strategies for the Mississippi River is given. The harsh realities of the Mississippi River floods, particularly the flood of 1927, are reflected in a number of blues performances.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-284
Number of pages20
JournalSouthern folklore
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • United States of America
  • blues

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