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The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture

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(Oxford University Press, April 2013).



Michael J. Kramer teaches history, American studies, civic engagement, and digital humanities at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and writes about culture, the arts, politics, and history for a variety of publications. He is the co-director of the Northwestern University Digital Humanities Laboratory. He is currently at work on a digital history and book project about technology and culture in the US folk music revival of the 1960s; its central focus is the Berkeley Folk Music Festival (1958-1970). Beginning in the fall of 2014, he will direct the Chicago Dance History Project, a large-scale, multimodal oral history and archival effort to document, make accessible, and analyze the history of dance in Chicago.

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