James W. Swinnich – Living and Playing the Blues on Dockery Plantation-Farms (Book)


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Release Date:  2021

Publisher:  Outskirts Press

ISBN:  9781977232830

Softcover,  246 pages


This history of the Dockery Plantation-Farms encompasses from the 1890s through this very day. Thousands of black laborers and their families, until mechanization, defined the National Register of Historic Places site. Did the plantation witness the “birth of the blues?” Who besides Charley Patton was involved? Under what conditions did the place become an economic juggernaut and a site for blues music?

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