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008    021107s2003    mau      b    001 0 eng   
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100 1  Brown, Cecil,|d1943-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
       n82024028 
245 10 Stagolee shot Billy /|cCecil Brown. 
264  1 Cambridge, Mass. :|bHarvard University Press,|c2003. 
300    viii, 296 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 00 |tIntroduction: The Tradition of Stagolee|g1 --|gI.
       |tStagolee and St. Louis --|g1.|tStagolee Shot Billy|g21 -
       -|g2.|tLee Shelton: The Man behind the Myth|g37 --|g3.
       |tThat Bad Pimp of Old St. Louis: The Oral Poetry of the 
       Late 1890s|g48 --|g4.|t"Poor Billy Lyons"|g59 --|g5.
       |tNarrative Events and Narrated Events|g70 --|g6.
       |tStagolee and Politics|g79 --|g7.|tUnder the Lid: The 
       Underside of the Political Struggle|g84 --|g8.|tBlack 
       Social Clubs|g93 --|g9.|tHats and Nicknames: Symbolic 
       Values|g98 --|g10.|tRagtime and Stagolee|g105 --|g11.
       |tBlues and Stagolee|g110 --|gII.|tThousand Faces of 
       Stagolee --|g12.|tJim Crow and Oral Narrative|g119 --|g13.
       |tRiverboat Rouster and Mean Mate|g122 --|g14.|tWork Camps,
       Hoboes, and Shack Bully Hollers|g127 --|g15.|tWilliam 
       Marion Reedy's White Outlaw|g129 --|g16.|tCowboy Stagolee 
       and Hillbilly Blues|g134 --|g17.|tBlueswomen: Stagolee Did
       Them Wrong|g144 --|g18.|tBluesmen and Black Bad Man|g148 -
       -|g19.|tOn the Trail of Sinful Stagolee|g157 --|g20.
       |tStagolee in a World Full of Trouble|g163 --|g21.|tFrom 
       Rhythm and Blues to Rock and Roll: "I Heard My Bulldog 
       Bark"|g172 --|g22.|tToast: Bad Black Hero of the Black 
       Revolution|g177 --|g23.|tFolklore/Poplore: Bob Dylan's 
       Stagolee|g184 --|gIII.|tMammy-Made: Stagolee and American 
       Identity --|g24.|t"Bad Nigger" Trope in American 
       Literature|g193 --|g25.|tJames Baldwin's "Staggerlee 
       Wonders"|g206 --|g26.|tStagolee as Cultural and Political 
       Hero|g212 --|g27.|tStagolee and Modernism|g217. 
520    This Story was Never Meant to be sandwiched between the 
       covers of a book, as neat lines of prose. In 1895 a man 
       called "Stag" Lee Shelton shot a man called Billy Lyons in
       a St. Louis bar. A black-on-black crime that scarcely made
       headlines. But this story, turned into a song, is one that
       black Americans have never tired of repeating and 
       reliving. This tale of dignity and death, violence and sex,
       has been given countless forms by artists ranging from Ma 
       Rainey to the Clash. Billy died because he touched another
       man's five-dollar Stetson. Or was it because he cheated at
       a card game? Or was it because the antagonists straddled 
       the great American fault line of race at the time the 
       earth was shifting -- at the time a strange, almost 
       conspiratorial political war was raging in St. Louis 
       between traditional black Republicans and a renegade 
       faction aligned with the traditionally racist Democratic 
       party? A small portion of this story has been told again 
       and again, generation after generation, but few, till now,
       have known what the whole story was. Novelist and scholar 
       Cecil Brown explores this legend from what was in those 
       days the second city of America, gateway between East and 
       West and North and South: St. Louis. Though bits of actual
       history have been associated with the song, the true story
       -- told in its entirety for the first time in this book --
       is more complex, more deeply rooted, than anything anyone 
       would ever dare to invent. It tells of the first 
       generation of free black men, crushed by a Genteel America
       that was both black and white. It tells of the wild place 
       this country was in the nineteenth century -- so wild that
       the inhabitants of the twentieth century could take it 
       only in small doses and needed to forget. Now it can be 
       told in full. 
650  0 Stagolee (Legendary character)|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh2002010734 
650  0 African Americans|vSongs and music|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh2011002554|xHistory and criticism.
       |0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001187 
650  0 Ballads, English|zUnited States|xHistory and criticism.
       |0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009116605 
650  0 Literature and folklore|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh85077564|zUnited States.|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/names/n78095330 
650  0 African American criminals|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh85001833|xFolklore.|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh99001947 
650  0 African American men in literature.|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh93007967 
650  0 African American men|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh85001865|xFolklore.|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh99001947 
650  0 African Americans|vFolklore.|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh85001953 
651  0 Saint Louis (Mo.)|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
       n79041725|xFolklore.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh99001947 
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