One Nation Under a Groove by Gerald Early
Motown and American Culture

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The author of Tuxedo Junction analyzes the Motown phenomenon and its effect on the relationship of blacks and whites in American culture, the media, and the business world of the sixties and early seventies.

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Cornell University graduate Gerald Early is an essayist and professor at Washington University. Early was the director of African and Afro-American studies at Washington University and the director of the American Culture Studies Program. He was also named the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts and Sciences. His essays have been included in Harpers, The New Republic, and Hungry Mind Review. His books include One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture, Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity and Ambivalence of Assimilation, and Body Language: Writers on Sport. Early received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture.
Published March 25, 2004 by University of Michigan Press/Regional. 248 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In this elegant, far-ranging essay, African American studies professor Early (The Culture of Bruising) offers a portrait of the revolutionary as a decidedly bourgeois family man and businessman-Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr., stage manager of ``the most shining moment of the American blac...

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... the swim, the pony, the monkey, the camelwalk, the shing-a-ling. ..... on the disastrous cinematic career of lead Supreme Diana Ross, his ...

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