A Sunday morning read sort of post, a highlight of a recent book titled 'Keeping the faith: A history of northern soul' by Keith Gildart and Stephen Catterall. Published in August 2020 this book is now available at approx. £60 for the hardback edition and £50 approx for the Kindle edition at Amazon
Is this now the third university press related book in current times? Have to say am losing count/track of such going ons and the price does make me wonder about the aim/market of these 'University Press' books.
But anyway the purpose here is to inform and share and as with various past soul related kindle releases we can offer you below the chance to read the kindle preview of this book all from within the comfort of Soul Source and at no cost
Drawing on an expansive range of sources, including oral histories, magazines and fanzines, diaries and letters, this book offers a detailed and empathetic reading of a working class culture that was created and consumed by thousands of young people in the 1970s. The authors highlight the complex ways in which class, race and gender identities acted as forces for both unity and fragmentation on the dancefloors of iconic clubs such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester, Blackpool Mecca, the Torch in Stoke-on-Trent, the Catacombs in Wolverhampton and the Casino in Wigan.
Marking a significant contribution to the historiography of youth culture, this book is essential reading for those interested in popular music and everyday life in in postwar Britain.
Tap the cover below to read a fairly lengthy preview of 'Keeping the faith: A history of northern soul'