Michael T. Bertrand
Associate Professor of History
Hello. Welcome to my webpage. 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.
"This book is an eye-opener for anyone who wants to understand race, class, and popular culture in the modern South. It is broadly and solidly based in sources, and convincingly and readably argued that rock 'n' roll can be a sound means for recognizing the transformation of the lives of black and white working-class youths in the South of the 1950s and 1960s. It needs to be read by sociologists, anthropologists, and historians, not only by musicologists."
Carl N. Degler, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
|To Contact Dr. Bertrand:|
"The past is not dead. It is not
even past." -- southern writer
and novelist William Faulkner
Department of History, Geography,
and Political Science
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone# (615) 963-1376
Fax# (615) 963-5497
"When I get a little money, I buy books; and, if any is left, I buy food and
clothes" -- Erasmus (and Bertrand -- just ask anyone who has seen his library and his wardrobe!)