American Popular Music

This series seeks concise, well-written, classroom-friendly books that will be useful to students and teachers and accessible to general readers. Although the series is open to a diverse range of approaches, including interdisciplinary studies, the editors are particularly interested in manuscripts and proposals in the following areas: critical biographies of figures in American popular music; analytical institutional histories; crucial moments in music history; music as it is experienced and appropriated.

Manuscript Submissions

Please direct manuscript inquiries to the series editors or to:

Brian Halley, Editor
UMass Press, Boston Office
Provost Office / Quinn Building
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Series Editors

Rachel Rubin
American Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston

Jeffrey Melnick
American Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston

Editorial Advisory Board

Robert Cantwell
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Gena Caponi-Tabery
Independent Scholar

Michael Denning
Yale University

Gerald Early
Washington University in Saint Louis

Simon Frith
University of Stirling

Maria Herrera-Sobek
University of California, Santa Barbara

Charles Keil
Independent Scholar

W. T. Lhamon, Jr.
Florida State University

Books in the Series (arranged by year of publication)

Country Comes to Town
The Music Industry and the Transformation of Nashville
Writing the Record
The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism
[node-title] The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow
The Story of the Prisonaires
Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans
[node-title] Forever Doo-Wop
Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony