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Joe Trotter and Wendy Goldman

The Ghetto in Global History

The Department of History and the Center for Africanamericcan Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) are proud to announce the publication of The Ghetto in Global History: 1500 to the Present (New York/London: Routledge, 2018). Edited by Wendy Z. Goldman and Joe William Trotter, Jr., The Ghetto in Global History is a product of an interdisciplinary A. W. Mellon Foundation funded Sawyer Seminar on the ghetto that we conducted at Carnegie Mellon University during academic year, 2014-15.

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79-345 - Roots of Rock and Roll

Taught by: Professor Scott Sandage

Roots of Rock and Roll is about open source, collaborative innovation and the impact of social and technological change on American music. The class focuses on early "remix" music (slave songs, Anglo-Appalachian ballads, ragtime, and Depression era blues and country) and revolutionaries like Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. The class format is informal lecture and discussion.

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Roots of Rock and Roll