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The Resource Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

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Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era
Title
Black culture and the New Deal
Title remainder
the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration--unwilling to antagonize a powerful southern congressional bloc--refused to endorse legislation that openly sought to improve political, economic, and social conditions for African Americans. Instead, as historian Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff shows, the administration recognized and celebrated African Americans by offering federal support to notable black intellectuals, celebrities, and artists. Sklaroff illustrates how programs within the Federal Arts Projects and several war agencies gave voice to such notable African Americans as Lena Horne, Joe Louis, Duke Ellington, and Richard Wright, as well as lesser-known figures. She argues that these New Deal programs represent a key moment in the history of American race relations, as the cultural arena provided black men and women with unique employment opportunities and new outlets for political expression. Equally important, she contends that these cultural programs were not merely an attempt to appease a black constituency but were also part of the New Deal's larger goal of promoting a multiracial nation. Yet, while federal projects ushered in creativity and unprecedented possibilities, they were also subject to censorship, bigotry, and political machinations."--Publisher's description
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Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca
Dewey number
323.1196073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.S62 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social change
  • United States
  • Art and state
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Art and state
  • Cultural policy
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Social change
  • United States
Label
Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ambivalent inclusion -- Hooked on classics -- The editor's dilemma -- Constructing G.I. Joe Louis -- Variety for the servicemen -- Projecting unity -- Epilogue
Control code
676697440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469604619
Lccn
2009018548
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676697440
Label
Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ambivalent inclusion -- Hooked on classics -- The editor's dilemma -- Constructing G.I. Joe Louis -- Variety for the servicemen -- Projecting unity -- Epilogue
Control code
676697440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469604619
Lccn
2009018548
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt60qz7
  • 0d1246e6-6a16-453b-89e9-2479e6507e6e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676697440

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