David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.

Coming February 2024 from Rowman & Littlefield:

Livin' Just to Find Emotion: Journey and Race in Rock Music

The success of San Francisco’s most popular rock band was the result of race. In the 1970s, rock ‘n’ roll split into rock, by white musicians for white audiences, and soul, by and for Black listeners. As the economy collapsed, white teenagers abandoned the integrated spirit of Woodstock and demanded music that spoke to their anxiety. That’s what Journey provided, especially with “Don’t Stop Believin,’” which spoke to the darkness of their postindustrial lives as well as their hopes for a better future....

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Latest Appearance:
April 6, 2023
Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
From Tony Soprano to Arnel Pineda: Journey and the Integration of Modern Rock
Up next:
May 9, 2023
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Faculty Psychotherapy Conference
New York, NY


Latest News:
by Dwight Ott, The Philadelphia Tribune:

Lately, the label, ‘the most important civil rights leader you’ve never heard of,’ has been given to many lesser-known heroes and sheroes of the mid-20th century movement.

Arthur Allen Fletcher, the father of affirmative action, is chief among them. Fletcher, is the father of affirmative....


Latest Interview:
October 14, 2022: Charles Sawyer, author of
B.B. King from Indianola to Icon: A Personal Odyssey with the King of the Blues
(Focal, 2022)
on the New Books Network



Latest Blog Post:
6/16/22: The Art of Choosing What to Do With Your Life
I agree with this guest essay published in The New York Times:
"The Art of Choosing What to Do With Your Life," by Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey


Now Airing on C-Span3's American History TV:
The Oral History of Affirmative Action:
Reconstructing the Philadelphia Plan and Arthur Fletcher


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