Grace Elizabeth Hale is the Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Virginia and the author of Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture. Her previous books include A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America and Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890–1940.
All in This Together?: On Grace Elizabeth Hale’s “Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture”
Jeff Melnick considers the rise of alternative music in the American South, as discussed in Grace Hale’s new hybrid ethnography-memoir, “Cool Town.”...