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Funk Asserts Itself

How did 1970s Funk respond to African-American life in the decade following the Civil Rights movement?

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Punk as Reaction

How was Punk Rock a reaction both to the commercialization of Rock and Roll and to the social climate in late 1970s Britain?

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Latin Music in Postwar New York City

How did the growth of New York City’s Latino population in the 1940s and 50s help to increase the popularity of Latin music and dance in American culture?

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The Blues: The Sound of Rural Poverty

How do the Country Blues reflect the challenges of sharecropping, racial injustice, and rural poverty in early 20th-century African-American life?

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The Blues and the Great Migration

How did the Great Migration spread Southern culture, helping to give the Blues a central place in American popular music?

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Dan Penn

How did black artists and white songwriters and musicians interact in the Soul era, and what contributed to that interaction?