Understand the social and historical significance of rock-and-roll Brief, authoritative, and current, Dave Szatmary's Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll, 8/e, weaves the major icons of rock-and-roll into a larger social/historical fabric. Rather than an exhaustive catalog of artists in rock history or a guide to learning musical notation, the book places rock-and-roll in the context of the social issues that surrounded and shaped it. Topics include the influence on rock music of such trends as the civil rights movement, political and economic shifts, demographical change and the baby boom, the development of the music business, and technology advances.
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Chapter 1. The Blues, Rock-and-Roll, and Racism Chapter 2. Elvis and Rockabilly Chapter 3. The Teen Market: From Bandstand to Girl Groups Chapter 4. Surfboards and Hot Rods: California, Here We Come Chapter 5. The New Frontier Chapter 6. The British Invasion of America: The Beatles Chapter 7. The British Blues Invasion and Garage Rock Chapter 6. Motown: The Sound of Integration Chapter 9. Acid Rock Chapter 10. Fire from the Streets Chapter 11. Guitar Heroes and Heavy Metal Gods Chapter 12. Back to the Country Chapter 13. Escaping into the Seventies Chapter 14. The Era of Excess Chapter 15. Punk Rock and the New Generation Chapter 16. The American Hardcore Chapter 17. I Want My MTV Chapter 18. The Promise of Rock-and-Roll Chapter 19. Country Boomers Chapter 20. Back to the Future: The Rave Revolution Chapter 21. The Generation X Blues Chapter 22. Post-Grunge Party Chapter 23. The Hip-Hop Nation Chapter 24. Metal Gumbo: Rockin' in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 25. Age of the Internet Chapter 26. Life in Wartime Chapter 27. Country Counter-Revolution
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"Comprehensive in its coverage of different musical movements throughout the period it covers. Provides a thorough introduction to the history of pop music." - Gregory Weinstein, Columbia College of Chicago "Clear and concise writing." - Deborah Wilson, Ohio State University, Marion Campus "Its three greatest strengths are: Its emphasis upon social history, the explanation of the many different iterations of rock music, and the companion website. This book is an excellent study of rock music's place in Anglo-American social history." - John H. Smith, Texas A&M University-Commerce "It is a great book to stirring up discussions on some important social aspects of the music." - Yolanda Williams, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
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Biographical note

Dave Szatmary worked in the music industry and taught the history of rock and roll at several universities after earning his Ph.D. in American History at Rutgers University. He has contributed to the All Music Guides to Rock, Jazz and Blues and wrote A Time to Rock (Schirmer's) He also authored Shays' Rebellion (University of Massachusetts Press, 1980), which has been made into a film and served as the basis for a History Channel program. Szatmary regularly reviews rock and jazz books. He currently serves as the Vice Provost of Educational Outreach at the University of Washington, one of the premier professional and continuing education programs in the country that serves 50,000 students annually. He is a noted expert and has been interviewed extensively by the media about online learning and higher education budgeting in addition to rock and roll.