American Popular Music

This series seeks brief, 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
617-287-5610
brian.halley@umb.edu

Series Editors

Rachel Rubin
American Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
rachel.rubin@umb.edu

Jeffrey Melnick
American Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
jeffrey.melnick@umb.edu

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)

[node-title] Writing the Record
The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism
2013
[node-title] The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow
The Story of the Prisonaires
2012
[node-title] Bounce
Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans
2012
[node-title] Forever Doo-Wop
Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony
2010