The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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The Big Bang! The Birth of Rock and Roll | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Well here's a Lesson Plan for the "History of Rock and Roll"! Maybe squeeze in a trip to see Memphis at too! ---- "Explore how the birth of this new music influenced and was influenced by technology, teen culture, race, and geography.

The Sixties and Protest Music.   Phil Ochs, Newport Folk Festival, 1966. Photograph by Robert Corwin. (Used with permission by Sonny Ochs)

The Sixties and Protest Music. I can use this when teaching about the War and Civil Rights. Phil Ochs, Newport Folk Festival, Photograph by Robert Corwin. (Used with permission by Sonny Ochs)

Music of WWII

"Music Inspires," Office for Emergency Management, Office of War Information, Domestic Operations Branch, Bureau of Special Services. (National Archives and Records Administration)

The Music and History of Our Times from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

"Music Inspires," Office for Emergency Management, Office of War Information, Domestic Operations Branch, Bureau of Special Services. (National Archives and Records Administration)

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll. Marc Dolan, an English and American Studies scholar at John Jay College, City University...

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll. Marc Dolan, an English and American Studies scholar at John Jay College, City University.

9/11 and Springsteen

Photo courtesy of FEMA.

Bank note from the Bank of the United States, dated December 13, 1840. (Gilder Lehrman collection

Bank note from the Bank of the United States, dated December (Gilder Lehrman collection

Currency note of one shilling, six pence, printed in the colony of New Jersey in 1776. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Currency note of one shilling, six pence, printed in the colony of New Jersey in (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

The New York Stock Exchange, 1885

Shaping the American Economy

Cornelius Vanderbilt, ca. 1865. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Cornelius Vanderbilt, ca.