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Radio's Champions: Strange Gods?

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/9780226471938.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tries to demonstrate that talented speakers did find in the medium a means of securing greater influence. Franklin Roosevelt, Charles Coughlin, and Alan Brinkley represent an extreme ... More


The Bonus Re-emerges

Stephen R. Ortiz

in Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the re-emergence of the Bonus as a political issue in 1934 despite opposition from a popular president and the most powerful veteran organization. The struggle to pass the ... More


The Fight Outside the Ring: Antiracism in the CYO

Timothy B. Neary

in Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388762
eISBN:
9780226388939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388939.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the antiracist and interracial ideologies and practices of Chicago’s Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), 1930-1954. Founder-director Bishop Bernard Sheil—a strong anticommunist ... More


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

Bruce Lenthall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Orson Welles' greatest breakthrough into the popular consciousness occurred in 1938, three years before Citizen Kane, when his War of the Worlds radio broadcast succeeded so spectacularly that ... More


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