Cover: Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination, from Harvard University PressCover: Just around Midnight in HARDCOVER

Just around Midnight

Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

Product Details


$29.95 • £26.95 • €27.95

ISBN 9780674416598

Publication Date: 09/26/2016


352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

3 halftones, 5 music illustrations


Add to Cart

Educators: Request an Exam Copy (Learn more)

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • Introduction: Dreams and Nightmares
  • 1. Darkness at the Break of Noon: Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, and the Birth of Sixties Music
  • 2. The White Atlantic: Cultural Origins of the “British Invasion”
  • 3. “Friends across the Sea”: Motown, the Beatles, and Sites and Sounds of Crossover
  • 4. “Being Good Isn’t Always Easy”: Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, and the Color of Soul
  • 5. House Burning Down: Race, Writing, and Jimi Hendrix’s War
  • 6. Just around Midnight: The Rolling Stones and the End of the Sixties
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, by Peter Wilson, from Harvard University Press

A Lesson in German Military History with Peter Wilson

In his landmark book Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, acclaimed historian Peter H. Wilson offers a masterful reappraisal of German militarism and warfighting over the last five centuries, leading to the rise of Prussia and the world wars. Below, Wilson answers our questions about this complex history,