Fireside Politics: Radio and Political Culture in the United States, 1920-1940 / Edition 1

Fireside Politics: Radio and Political Culture in the United States, 1920-1940 / Edition 1

by Douglas B. Craig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801883121

ISBN-13: 9780801883125

Pub. Date: 06/23/2005

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In Fireside Politics, Douglas B. Craig provides the first detailed and complete examination of radio's changing role in American political culture between 1920 and 1940—the medium's golden age, when it commanded huge national audiences without competition from television. Craig follows the evolution of radio into a commercialized, networked, and

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In Fireside Politics, Douglas B. Craig provides the first detailed and complete examination of radio's changing role in American political culture between 1920 and 1940—the medium's golden age, when it commanded huge national audiences without competition from television. Craig follows the evolution of radio into a commercialized, networked, and regulated industry, and ultimately into an essential tool for winning political campaigns and shaping American identity in the interwar period. Finally, he draws thoughtful comparisons of the American experience of radio broadcasting and political culture with those of Australia, Britain, and Canada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883125
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/23/2005
Series:
Reconfiguring American Political History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Illustrations, Figures, and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
Pt. IMaking the Medium, 1895-1940
1The Radio Age: The Growth of Radio Broadcasting, 1895-19403
2Radio Advertising and Networks18
3Regulatory Models and the Radio Act of 192736
4The Federal Radio Commission, 1927-193459
5A New Deal for Radio? The Communications Act of 193478
6The Federal Communications Commission and Radio, 1934-194092
Pt. IIRadio and the Business of Politics, 1920-1940
7The Sellers: Stations, Networks, and Political Broadcasting113
8The Buyers: National Parties, Candidates, and Radio140
9The Product: Radio Politics and Campaigning167
10The Consumers: Radio, Audiences, and Voters186
Pt. IIIRadio and Citizenship, 1920-1940
11Radio and the Problem of Citizenship205
12Radio at the Margins: Broadcasting and the Limits of Citizenship234
13Radio and the Politics of Good Taste258
Conclusion279
Notes285
Bibliography329
Index351

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