What is the thesis of the story of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom?  

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was written by August Wilson. It was put on stage for the first time in 1984. The play is set in Chicago during the 1930s. The play is about a group of black musicians who are in a band with Ma Rainey. One of its main themes is the inequality and power struggle between white and black Americans at the time.

The play starts with these musicians sitting in a recording studio, waiting for Ma Rainey to appear, as she is late for their recording...

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