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Michael T. Bertrand <email@example.com>
Tennessee State University
My teaching and scholarship are reflective of a long-standing commitment to understanding the various interrelationships between race, class, gender, and generation, particularly as they have existed and evolved in the American South. I am especially interested in comprehending the complex connections and dynamics between popular music (and culture) and social change in the 20th century. I am currently working on a manuscript project that examines the influence of African American radio programming on racial attitudes and popular music in the American South from 1947 to 1963.
|Address:||Department of History, Geography, and Political Science
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Southern-Music
Reviewer for H-SAWH
Reviewer for H-South
Reviewer for H-Tennessee
Reviewer for H-Urban
Web Editor for H-Southern-Music
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Art and Art History
Labor History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD, History, University of Memphis
Associate Professor of History (Tennessee State University)
Assistant Professor of History (Tennessee State University)
Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies (University of Mississippi)
Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Middle Tennessee State University)
Race, Rock, and Elvis (Music in American Life Series, University of Illinois Press, 2000, 2005).
“Elvis Presley and the Politics of Popular Memory,” for Southern Cultures, volume 13.3 Fall 2007.
“The Power and Promise of Black Music (General Essay on Music), for the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
“Why Elvis?” for Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society, Volume 8.3 (January/February 2007).
“O Brother/Sister, Where Art Thou? The Sounds and Imagery of Mississippi Music (General Essay on Music),” for the Encyclopedia of Mississippi History and Culture, University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming.
The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance, ed. Chad Berry (University of Illinois Press, 2008).
A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music, eds. Diane Pecknold and Kristine McCusker (University Press of Mississippi, 2004).
A History of Tennessee Arts: Creating Traditions, Expanding Horizons, eds. Carroll Van West and Margaret Duncan Binnicker (University of Tennessee Press, 2004).
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, ed. Carroll Van West (Rutledge Press, 1998).
Numerous book and exhibit reviews included in the Journal of American History, American Historical Review, Journal of Southern History, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Mississippi Folklife Quarterly, and H-Net.
U.S. Cultural History
The Old South
The New South
Intro to Southern Studies
Southern Working-Class Music (Seminar)
Rock `n' Roll and Southern Culture (Seminar)