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Singing in a Strange Land C. L. Franklin, the Black Church, And the Transformation of America (Paperback)

Author:  Nick Salvatore
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0252073908
ISBN-13: 9780252073908
Sku: 202246418
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  419
Age Range:  NA
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Salvatore tells the story of C.L. Franklin, father of Aretha, alongside the rise of gospel, blues, and soul music, with a cast of characters including Martin Luther King, Jr., B.B. King, Art Tatum, Coleman Young, Jesse Jackson, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, and many others.
C.L. Franklin was a Mississippi sharecropper who rose above his humble beginning to become a fervent and progressive preacher, first in Memphis and then in Detroit. Franklin incorporated the singing and soul tradition of the black Baptist Church as a vehicle for social change, pushing for equality, civil rights, and joyful humanity. He was a religious innovator who used music and radio to spread his message, and his uplifting power would continue in the songs of his daughter, Aretha Franklin. Nick Salvatore's fascinating biography of C.L. Franklin brings to light an important person in the history of both civil rights and soul music, but SINGING IN A STRANGE LAND is not a sugar-coated treatment: Salvatore exposes the conflicts and contradictions in this remarkable individual.


"[Nick Salvatore has] tapped into the soul that moved Franklin in song and sermon and that thrived beneath the beat of Motown." - Angela D. Dillard 02/06/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0419
Product attributePublisher:   University of Illinois Press
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