Summary of “Black Diamond Queens” by Maureen Mahon

Provide a THOMAS summary of the book “Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll” by Maureen Mahon.

The THOMAS summary includes the following elements:

  • Topic: in the simplest terms possible, what is the book or article about?
  • Historiography: what scholarly work does this book cite, challenge, or engage with?
  • Organization: what are the chapter titles?
  • Methodology: what source materials does the book use? How does it use them?
  • Argument: what is the author trying to prove or assert?
  • So what? What are the takeaways for the readership envisioned by the author and for you?
  • Also, prepare two questions regarding the book and choose a quotation that you find provocative or interesting.