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Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Lisa E. Davenport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz as an instrument of global diplomacy transformed superpower relations in the Cold War era and reshaped democracy’s image worldwide. This book tells the story of America’s program of jazz ... More


Introduction

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1954, the United States began using cultural tours in foreign policy to improve the world’s perception of American cultural and political life. Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, cultural ... More


Jazz Diplomacy at Home and Abroad, 1954–1957

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

As anti-Communist fervor intensified in the mid-1950s due to the pervasive tyranny of the Soviet Union, racial oppression in America persisted despite efforts to buttress the image of American ... More


Jazz Means Freedom, 1957–1960

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Little Rock, Arkansas, was the site of a school desegregation crisis that set off a chain of events at home and abroad, dramatically altering the course of jazz diplomacy and ushering in a new phase ... More


The Paradox of Jazz Diplomacy, 1961–1966

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1960s, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) could not contain international criticism of cultural affairs. Racial conflicts and the Vietnam War amplified the paradox of jazz ... More


Jazz Behind the Iron Curtain, 1961–1966

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As both modern and traditional jazz gained greater respectability, internationalist impulses dramatically intensified in the Soviet bloc. American and Soviet officials acknowledged the strong appeal ... More


Conclusion

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The United States made jazz music a central element of its containment policy during the Cold War, hoping that it could help dispel beliefs in communism and foster liberalization. Both at home and ... More


Battling the Reds

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the pivotal Cold War events that prompted America to redirect its approach to battling the “Reds” in the mid-1950s, including the Geneva Summit, the Bandung Conference, the ... More


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