10-1 | Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Book Review

Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Jason Reid
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017. Acknowledgments, introduction, conclusion, notes, bibliography, and index. 320 pp. $45.00 cloth. ISBN: 9780226409214

by Jamie C. Saucier

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Jason Reid’s Get Out of My Room: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America is a comprehensive and engaging study that accomplishes what all historical writing aims for but which it so seldom achieves. It illuminates its subject matter while simultaneously enriching the reader’s under-standing of the broader historical periods in which it contextualizes Reid’s analysis. Get Out of My Room is a worthwhile addition to the existing historiography in its own right as well as an excellent reference point for twentieth-century U.S. social and cultural history.