History and Key Places




Broude, Norma and Mary D. Garrard, eds. The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

Lippard, Lucy R. From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1976.

Wolverton, Terry. Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman’s Building. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2002.



Levine, Lawrence. "Jazz and American Culture," The Journal of American Folklore, Vol.  102, No. 403 (Jan.-Mar. 1989), 6-22.

Berrendt, Joachim E.  "The Styles of Jazz," from The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to
Fusion and Beyond (Sixth Edition), 3-59.

Walser,Robert. Keeping Time: Readings in Jazz History (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Roberts, John Storm.  Latin Jazz (1999).

Ramsey, Guthrie. Race Music (2003)

Szwed, John. Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra. (1997).

Wilmer, Valerie.  As Serious as Your Life: The Story of the New Jazz. (Serpents Tail, 2000)



Dahl, Linda. Stormy Weather:  The Music and Lives of a Century of Jazzwomen (1984).

Tucker, Sherrie. Swing Shift: All Girl Bands of the 1940s. Duke University Press, 2000
Davis,  Angela Y. Blues legacies and Black feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie
Smith, and Billie Holiday

Griffin, Farah Jasmine. If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday
(The Free Press, 2001).

Saul, Scott. Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t; Jazz and the making of the Sixties (2002)
Placksin,Sally. Jazzwomen, 1900 to the Present: Their Words, Lives, and Music (1985).



Baraka, Amiri. Black Music (1967).

Baraka, Amiri. Blues People: Negro Music in White America (1963)

Kofsky, Frank. Black Nationalism and the Revolution in Music (1970).

Murray, Albert. The Omni-Americans: Perspectives on Black Experience and American Culture  (1970)

Floyd, Samuel. The Power of Black Music (1995).

Lipsitz, George.  Dangerous Crossroads: Popular Music, Postmodernism, and the
Politics of Place. Verso Press, 1994

Ward, Brian.  Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations

Radano, Ronald and Philip V. Bohlman, eds., Music and the Racial Imagination (2000).

Radano, Ron. Lying Up a Nation; Race and Black Music (2003)

Lipsitz, George. Dangerous Crossroads (1994)

Sidran, Ben. Black Talk (1971).



Alva, Robert and Robert Reiling. The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art, volume 1, 1983-1988. Los Angeles, CA: Alva and Reiling Publications, 2005.

Chalfant, Henry and James Prigoff, Spraycan Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Cockcroft, Eva, John Pitman Weber, and James Cockcroft. Toward a People’s Art: The Contemporary Mural Movement. Revised edition. New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Cross, Brian. It’s Not About a Salary: Rap, Race and Resistance in Los Angeles. London: Verso, 1993.

Dunitz, Robin J. Street Gallery: Guide to 1000 Los Angeles Murals. Revised Second Edition. Los Angeles: RJD Enterprises, 1998.