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Bryan Wagner

Bryan Wagner is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. His books include Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery (2009), The Tar Baby: A Global History (2017), and The Life and Legend of Bras-Coupé: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced at Congo Square, Invented Jazz, and Died for Love (2019). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

...The Wild Tchoupitoulas is a definitive expression of the modern New Orleans sound. From "Hey Pocky A-Way" to "Big Chief Got a Golden Crown," the album draws on carnival traditions stretching back a century, adapting songs from the Mardi...