Introduction: the acoustics of unfreedom -- The sonic field of resistance: free jazz and the horizon of black aesthetic expansion -- Apocalyptic soundscapes: listening to Henry Dumas's short fiction -- Peering into the maw: Larry Neal's aesthetic universe -- Sonic futurity in Toni Cade Bambara's The salt eaters -- The radical tonality of James Baldwin's post/civil rights blues -- Epilogue: sounding the long civil rights moment.
Contents Introduction: The Acoustics of Unfreedom 1. The Sonic Field of Resistance: Free Jazz and the Horizon of Black Aesthetic Expansion 2. Apocalyptic Soundscapes: Listening to Henry Dumas's Short Fiction 3. Peering into the Maw: Larry Neal's Aesthetic Universe 4. Sonic Futurity in Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters 5. The Radical Tonality of James Baldwin's Post-Civil Rights Blues Epilogue: Sounding the Long Civil Rights Moment Acknowledgments Notes Index.