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Working in the “Kingdom of Culture”: African Americans and American Popular Culture, 1890–1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the rise of blacks in American mass culture between 1890 and 1930, and how it coincided with the heyday of what historian David Nasaw has described as the era of “public ... More


Radio's Students: Media Studies and the Possibility of Mass Communication

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the possibility that radio allowed at least a few speakers access to the public arena. Paul Lazarsfeld's own focus on radio evolved through the late 1930s. Researchers ... More


Mills and the New York Intellectuals

Stanley Aronowitz

in Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Mills's place among the circle of New York intellectuals. Their common ground was initially a shared dissident leftist politics that challenged not only the mainstream but ... More


Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collection brings together original work from sixteen scholars in various disciplines, ranging from theater and literature to history and music, to address the complex roles of black performers, ... More


Assimilating and Domesticating Jazz in 1950s American Variety Television: Nat King Cole’s Transformation from Guest Star to National Host

Kristin McGee

in Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199347650
eISBN:
9780199347698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter investigates how variety television supported the role of jazz artists in the conservative postwar era, as rock and roll superseded jazz’s prominence. Hosts such as the crossover jazz ... More


Epilogue

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This epilogue traces the relationship between competition and integration into fields in the 1960s–1980s, and in which American success was much more apparent: comparative economic development and ... More


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