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Author Bertrand, Michael T., 1961-
Title Race, rock, and Elvis / Michael T. Bertrand.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2000]

Author Bertrand, Michael T., 1961-
Series Music in American life
Music in American life.
Subject Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rock music -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Music and race.
Rock music -- United States -- To 1961 -- History and criticism.
Description xii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-311) and index.
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?
ISBN 0252025865 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 43114192
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Reclaiming the Past from thc Margins of History1
1Race and Class in Southern Juxtaposition: The Forgotten Roots of a (Rock) Revolution15
2Popular Culture and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Postwar South: Rethinking the Relationship41
3"Could Fifty Million Record-Buyers Have Been Irrelevant?": Understanding the Past through Popular Music59
4Dateline Dixie: Rock 'n' Roll, Race, and the Issue of Change93
5Conquering the Bias of Taste: The Postwar Guardians of Culture and the Critique of 1950s' Rock 'n' Roll125
6With All Deliberate Speed and Disorder: A Silent Generation Defines Itself158
7The King of Rock as Hillbilly Cat: Myth and Southern History Revisited189
 Conclusion: Rock 'n' Roll, Race, and Elvis Presley - Southern Youth in Dissent?225
 Works Cited281

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