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From the Publisher"A well-written complement to the numerous political studies of the New Deal and its individual agencies."
"Sklaroff's book convincingly reveals the New Deal era as an important and underexamined link in the related narratives of African American cultural development and the civil rights movement."
-African American Review
"Provid[es] a refreshing new perspective on the ways in which African Americans carved out spaces for civil rights activism in public life. . . . A valuable addition to the growing history of the 'long' civil rights movement."
"A nuanced and highly effective exploration of the discourses about race and inequality in the theater, radio, print culture, and motion pictures of the era. . . . Makes a major contribution to the history of the era."
-Reviews in American History
"A significant contribution to the literature on the Civil Rights Movement in the Roosevelt era….Important to our understanding of race in the twentieth century. The book deftly connects political, social, and cultural concerns and illustrates the importance of the era's efforts based on a longer view of Civil Rights."
"Will be of interest to all concerned with New Deal history and the origins of civil rights. . . . Recommended."
"An accessible study that offers a fresh understanding of race-related programs during the Roosevelt era by showing how "cultural emancipation" complemented economic policies to improve life for all Americans. . . . A valuable addition to scholarship on civil rights, the Roosevelt administration, and cultural politics."
-The Journal of Southern History