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Hi! I'm an associate professor of history at Georgia State University, in Atlanta. Previously, I've taught in the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard, and I earned my Ph.D. from Columbia. I've recently begun a new project, "Welcome to Fear City," on crime, policing, and police corruption from the early 1960s until 2001.

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Beatles vs. Stones by John McMillian
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Beatles vs. Stones by John McMillian
"As an ever-devoted Rolling Stones fan, I was really interested to hear how John McMillian compared two of the greatest rivals in rock history. And, I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. In fact, his unbiased approach was so convincing that I still..." Read more of this review »
Beatles vs. Stones by John McMillian
"The title alone inspired me to read this. I remember as a kid in the late 60's, I bought a Beatles album in the record section of a dept. store. A bunch of older boys chided me, saying that only girls liked The Beatles. Boys liked the Stones. And..." Read more of this review »
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“the Los Angeles Times surmised that "hippies, property owners, . . . and police are involved in a conflict with social overtones that far transcend Venice." The police hated the hippies, "whom they regarded as wastrels infiltrated by hard-core criminals and left-wing political extremists.”
John McMillian, The New Left Revisited

“For all of the white students, however, becoming an activist was not a decision made lightly. Stepping "outside the magic circle" and rejecting the dominant views of the white South required great courage, for these students knew that their activism could lead to the loss of friends, rejection by their families, and expulsion from school.2”
John McMillian, The New Left Revisited

“activists coached the student organizers to obey all laws, speak politely, dress nicely, and shave, because, as one union organizer explained to students, "beards make people think of things like LSD."39”
John McMillian, The New Left Revisited




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