Michael Kramer

About Michael

Michael J. Kramer is an assistant professor of US, transnational, public, and digital history at SUNY Brockport. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and is currently writing a book about technology and tradition in the US folk music revival, This Machine Kills Fascists: What the US Folk Music Movement Can Teach Us About the Digital Age. He is also at work on a digital public history project about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival and the Sixties Folk Music Revival on the US West Coast. More information about his research, teaching, and public scholarship can be found at his website, michaeljkramer.net.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T and the Social Movements of the Sixties from Michael Kramer on Vimeo. Guided Questions and Worksheet  1. Close your eyes and use your ears to “see” a song as a historical artifact or source. Who is singing and what emotions do you pick up from her singing style? Is it just one singer or… MORE