In Race, Rock, and Elvis, Michael T. Bertrand contends that popular music, specifically Elvis'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, led by white youths, of the historical denigration of blacks in the South. The tradition of southern racism, successfully ...

Race, Rock, and Elvis 2004, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252072703

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Race, Rock, and Elvis 2000, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252025860

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