Words At War / Edition 1

Words At War / Edition 1

by Howard Blue
     
 

Simultaneously as they worked on the war effort, many radio writers and actors advanced a progressive agenda to fight the enemy within: racism, poverty, and other social ills. When the war ended, many of these people paid for their idealism by suffering blacklisting. Veterans' groups, the FBI, right-wing politicians, and other reactionaries mounted an assault

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Overview

Simultaneously as they worked on the war effort, many radio writers and actors advanced a progressive agenda to fight the enemy within: racism, poverty, and other social ills. When the war ended, many of these people paid for their idealism by suffering blacklisting. Veterans' groups, the FBI, right-wing politicians, and other reactionaries mounted an assault on them to drive them out of their professions. Words at War discusses that partly successful effort and the response of the radio personalities involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810844131
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Studies and Documentation in the History of Popular Entertainment
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Blue is a freelance writer, translator and former teacher. Two of his translations appear in An Anthology of Russian Literature (M.S. Sharpe). His article on radio drama appears in Encyclopedia of Radio, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (2002).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 1 Introduction Chapter 3 2 The Writers Chapter 4 3 The Actors Chapter 5 4 On the Eve of World War II: Expressing Antifascism through Allegory Chapter 6 5 Corwin and the Office of Facts and Figures Chapter 7 6 The Office of War Information and Other Government Agencies Chapter 8 7 Private Agencies Chapter 9 8 Sponsored Radio Dramas Chapter 10 9 Presenting the U.S. Armed Forces Chapter 11 10 The Enemy Chapter 12 11 America's Allies: The British Chapter 13 12 America's Allies: The Soviets Chapter 14 13 The Home Front Chapter 15 14 Fighting Intolerance Chapter 16 15 Women Chapter 17 16 The War against the Jews Chapter 18 17 Looking toward the Postwar Era Chapter 19 18 The War Ends Chapter 20 19 The Postwar Era: A Change of Enemies Chapter 21 20 Conclusion Chapter 22 Collections Consulted Chapter 23 Selected Bibliography Chapter 24 Index Chapter 25 About the Author

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