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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN.

For courses in music and the sociology of music.


Understand the social and historical significance of rockͭand-roll

Brief, authoritative, and up-to-date, David Szatmary's Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-͡nd-͒oll, 9th Edition, weaves the major icons of rock-͡nd-Ͳoll into a larger sociohistorical fabric. Placing rock-and-roll in the context of the social issues that surrounded and shaped it, this book explores topics like the influence of rock music on the Civil Rights Movement, demographic change and the baby boom, the development of the music business, and technological advances. The 9th Edition contains new photos and images, as well as new material on Delta blues, fusion jazz, and electronic dance music.

*Music for your course is available through Spotify.

Table of contents

1. The Birth of the Blues

2. The Advent of Rock-and-Roll

3. Elvis and Rockabilly

4. The Teen Market: From Bandstand to Girl Groups

5. Surfboards and Hot Rods: California, Here We Come

6. The New Frontier of Folk

7. The British Invasion of America: The Beatles

8. The British Blues Invasion and Garage Rock 

9. Motown: The Sound of Integration

10. Acid Rock 

11. Soul Music: Fire from the Streets       

12. Guitar Heroes and Heavy Metal      

13. The Soft Sounds: Country Rock, the Singers-Songwriters, and Sweet Soul

14. Rock Turns Serious: Jazz Rock and Progressive Music     

15. The Era of Excess      

16. Punk Rock 

17. American Hardcore      

18. I Want My MTV       

19. The Promise of Rock-and-Roll       

20. Country Boomers      

21. The Generation X Blues"

22. Post-Grunge Party"

23.The Hip-Hop Nation"

24. Metal Gumbo: From Rap-Rock to Nu-Metal

25.The Age of the Internet"

26.Life in Wartime"

27.Country Counter-Revolution"

28. The Rave Revolution and Electronic Dance Music

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