The Spirituals and the Blues

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The best-selling masterpiece shows how two forms of song – the spirituals and the blues – helped sustain slaves and their children in the midst of “a powerful lot of tribulation.”

James H. Cone is Charles A. Briggs Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. His many books include: A Black Theology of Liberation, The Spirituals and the Blues, For My People, My Soul Looks Back, and The Cross and the Lynching Tree.

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The Spirituals and the Blues
An Interpretation
James H. Cone

Like the psalms, the spirituals are for the whole church and should spur its further conversation

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