Robert Stephens and Students Publish Book about Beatles
October 1, 2018
A group of eighteen students enrolled in a history research seminar taught by Robert Stephens, an associate professor in the Department of History,authored and edited Welcome to the Beatles. The volume is accessible online as an eBook through VT Publishing and includes the following chapters by CLAHS students: “When the Beatles Played Businessmen: The Story of Apple Records,” Jason Arquette, Professional and Technical Writing, Literature and Language, and History; “Astrid Kirchherr: Forever with the Beatles,” Cecilia Burger, History and Political Science; “Revolution 9: Yoko Ono and Anti-Feminism,” Shelby Canonico, Curriculum and Instruction; “The Show Must Go On: The Beatles’ Lasting Influence on Shea Stadium,” Helen Goggins,History; “The Beatles and the Government: A Relationship with the Aristocracy and the British Monarchy,” Brady Hess, Multimedia Journalism and History; “The Beatles Nay-Sayers: Evangelical Backlash to the Beatles and the Counterculture,” Nicholas Hoy, History; “Television and the Beatles: The Early Shows,” Scottie Lynch, History; “‘I’d Give You Everything I’ve Got for a Little Peace of Mind’: The Beatles and Personal Security,” Karson Lyon, History; “The Rise of the Beatles and the Fall of Vee-Jay Records: The Politics of Racism in the 1960s Music Industry,” Allyson Manhart, History and Political Science; “The Beatles on the Big Screen: Help!” by Jimmy Meehan, History and Political Science; “Let it Stream: The Beatles and the Age of Music Streaming,” Kenny Miller, History and Classical Studies; “I’m Just Happy to Dance with You: How the Beatles Became Civil Rights Activists,” Patrick O’Dell, History; “The Rooftop Concert: The Lasting Effects of the Concert on the Beatles’ Legacy,” Richard Pedro, Political Science; “‘You Say You Want a Revolution’: Analyzing the Political Aesthetics of the Beatles’ Album Covers,” Andrew Pregnall, History and Microbiology; “Music and Meditation: How the Beatles Brought Indian Culture to the West,” Matthew Remson, History; “‘We Are Never Going Back’: The Beatles in the Philippines,” Iris Swaney, History; “‘Go Home Beatles! Have a Haircut!’: Postwar Japan’s Backlash against the Fab Four,” Delanie Tarvin, History; and “The Beginning of the End: The Klan’s America,” Trey Wells, History and Political Science. Arquette, Goggins, Manhart, and Pregnall served as editors of the volume.