Tester: A Story of Class, Academia, Punk Rock, and Generation X

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January 2013


Written under the name "Malcolm Franklin", this article offers an account of my journey from first-generation college graduate from the rural midwest to college professor. I wrote it as a pedagogical text to give my undergraduates and graduate history students at ETSU a better sense of the challenges that face them if they choose to pursue an academic career path.

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