Blood and the Blues Paperback

Daring Escapes, Dangerous Songs: The Legacy of Slavery's Underground Railroad

by Danny Smith;

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Compelling record of the perils of America's runaway slaves and an investigation into their deeply spiritual music

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Blood and the Blues

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Secret codes. Daring escapes. Rescue missions. Bounty Hunters. Lynchings. Betrayal. Sexual obsession. Conspiracy theories. Cloak-and-dagger intrigue. Mysterious strangers who appear in the midnight hour... Courage beyond anything we could imagine, demonstrated by the slaves of Africa who faced the darkness and unknown terror with resilience and faith, and those brave individuals and churches who defied the hunters to protect the hunted.

Some risked everything - their fortune, even their lives - drawing out an intensity of Christian conviction rarely seen. And the dangerous songs... songs that passed on secret messages that meant life and death for slaves about to escape, to outrun the patrols, posses and gunmen who would be like hellhounds on their trail. This gripping and compelling record reveals the perilous exploits of America's runaway slaves, and an investigation into their astounding music: Spirituals and Blues.

Their music, born in slavery and oppression, gave the world a beat that would change the global musical landscape forever.

Blood and the Blues by Danny Smith was published by Authentic in January 2009 and is our 54801st best seller. The ISBN for Blood and the Blues is 9781860247095.

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Details for Blood and the Blues

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAuthentic (January 2009)
Number of Pages232
Thickness14 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code1247439
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