The History of Rock and Roll

The History of Rock and Roll

by Hal Marcovitz


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What are the defining characteristics of the sprawling era known as the Middle Ages? What sets ancient Egypt apart from other ancient civilizations? And what is the legacy of the twentieth-century genocide known as the Holocaust? These are some of the ideas explored in Understanding World History, a series that surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of major periods and events in world history. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601525987
Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Series: Understanding World History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Important Events in the History of Rock and Roll 8

Introduction: The Defining Characteristics of Rock and Roll 10

Chapter 1 What Conditions Led to the Birth of Rock and Roll? 14

Chapter 2 Rockabilly, Duck Walking, and the Death of Buddy Holly 28

Chapter 3 The 1960s Rock Metamorphosis 41

Chapter 4 Rock Enters the Video Age 55

Chapter 5 What Is the Legacy of Rock and Roll? 68

Source Notes 80

Important People in the History of Rock and Roll 84

For Further Research 86

Index 89

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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