Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 / Edition 1

Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 / Edition 1

by Barbara Dianne Savage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807824771

ISBN-13: 9780807824771

Pub. Date: 05/31/1999

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

The World War II era represented the golden age of radio as a broadcast medium in the United States; it also witnessed a rise in African American activism against racial segregation and discrimination, especially as practiced by the federal government itself. In Broadcasting Freedom, Barbara Savage links these cultural and political forces by showing how African…  See more details below

Overview

The World War II era represented the golden age of radio as a broadcast medium in the United States; it also witnessed a rise in African American activism against racial segregation and discrimination, especially as practiced by the federal government itself. In Broadcasting Freedom, Barbara Savage links these cultural and political forces by showing how African American activists, public officials, intellectuals, and artists sought to access and use radio to influence a national debate about racial inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807824771
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/31/1999
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IFederal Constructions of "the Negro"
1Americans All, Immigrants All: Cultural Pluralism and Americanness21
2Freedom's People: Radio and the Political Uses of African American Culture and History63
3"Negro Morale," the Office of War Information, and the War Department106
Pt. IIAiring the Race Question
4The National Urban League on the Radio157
5Radio and the Political Discourse of Racial Equality194
6New World A'Coming and Destination Freedom246
Conclusion271
AppRadio Programs Discussed in the Text279
Notes283
Bibliography357
Index377

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