Michael J. Kramer is a historian and writer. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013; paperback, 2017). His new historical research explores the relationship between technology and tradition in the US folk music revival from the early twentieth century to the present. He teaches at Northwestern University and writes about history, the arts, politics, digital humanities, and other topics for numerous publications. He blogs at

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Culture Rover – Promiscuous Cultural Criticism

The Republic of Rock Book Blog

Issues in Digital History

Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project Blog


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

(Oxford University Press, 2013; paperback, 2017)


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