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Catherine Parsons Smith , William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000)
Gayle Murchison , “‘Dean of Afro-American Composers’ or ‘Harlem Renaissance Man’: ‘The New Negro’ and the Musical Poetics of William Grant Still,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 53/1 (Spring 1994): 42–74
Wayne D. Shirley , “William Grant Still's Choral Ballad And They Lynched Him on a Tree,” American Music 12/4 (Winter 1994): 425–61
Carol J. Oja , Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)
Catherine Parsons Smith , “William Grant Still in Ohio (1911–1919),” American Music 22/2 (Summer 2004): 203–30
Smith, “‘Harlem Renaissance Man’ Revisited: The Politics of Race and Class in William Grant Still's Late Career,” American Music 15/3 (Autumn 1997): 381–406