Ma Rainey's black bottom : 1927
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New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2007.
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1st ed.
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xiv, 92 pages ; 23 cm.
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"1927."
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Wilson's plays form a kind of fever chart of the unmooring trauma of slavery. Their historical trajectory takes African-Americans through the shock of freedom at the turn of the century (Gem of the Ocean); to the reassembling of identity in the teens (Joe Turner's Come and Gone); the struggle for power in the urban America in the twenties (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom); the dilemma of embracing their past as slaves in the thirties (The Piano Lesson); the promises made and broken to those who served in World War II (Seven Guitars); the fraught adaptation to the bourgeois values of the fifties (Fences); the stagnancy in the midst of sixties militancy (Two Trains Running); the disenfranchisement during the boom of the seventies and eighties (Jitney and King Hedley II); and the assimilation into the mainstream and the accompanying spiritual alienation of the nineties (Radio Golf).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wilson, A. (2007). Ma Rainey's black bottom: 1927 . Theatre Communications Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wilson, August. 2007. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 1927. New York: Theatre Communications Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wilson, August. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 1927 New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wilson, August. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 1927 Theatre Communications Group, 2007.

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