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Strange fruit Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights by David Margolick

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Published by Running Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Lynching,
  • Protest songs,
  • History and criticism,
  • Political and social views,
  • Songs and music

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes discography (p. 153-158).

Statementby David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als
LC ClassificationsML3551 .M29 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24738971M
ISBN 100762406771
ISBN 109780762406777
LC Control Number99074354

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