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Race, rock, and Elvis

Author: Michael T Bertrand
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Race, Rock, and Elvis, Michael T. Bertrand contends that popular music, specifically Elvis Presley's brand of rock 'n' roll, helped revise racial attitudes after World War II. Observing that youthful fans of rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and other black-inspired music seemed more inclined than their segregationist elders to ignore the color line, Bertrand links popular music with a more general relaxation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael T Bertrand
ISBN: 0252025865 9780252025860 0252072707 9780252072703
OCLC Number: 43114192
Description: xii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : reclaiming the past from the margins of history --
Race and class in southern juxtaposition : the forgotten roots of a (rock) revolution --
Popular culture and the struggle for black equality in the postwar South : rethinking the relationship --
"Could fifty million record buyers have been irrelevant?" : understanding the past through popular music --
Dateline Dixie : rock 'n' roll, race, and the issue of change --
Conquering the bias of taste : postwar guardians of culture and the critique of 1950s rock 'n' roll --
With all deliberate speed and disorder : a silent generation defines itself --
The King of Rock as hillbilly cat : myth and southern history revisited --
Rock 'n' roll, race, and Elvis Presley : southern youth in dissent?
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Michael T. Bertrand.
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Makes a contribution to our understanding - through the lens of rock 'n' roll - how a cultural and political change in attitudes about race was enabled in US society. This work describes the role of  Read more...

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"It was teenagers who bought Elvis Presley's records, in enormous numbers. And Michael T. Bertrand's convincingly argues that the black-and-white character of the sound, as well as Elvis's own Read more...

 
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