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The Resource The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War, Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower

The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War, Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower

Label
The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War
Title
The opinions of mankind
Title remainder
racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Cold War, the Soviets were quick to publicize any incident of racial hostility in the United States. Since violence by white Americans against minorities was the perfect foil to America{u2019}s claim to be defenders of freedom, news of these occurrences was exploited to full advantage by the Russians. But how did the Soviets gain primary knowledge of race riots in small American towns? Certainly, the Soviets had reporters stationed stateside, in big cities like New York, but research reveals that the majority of their information came directly from U.S. media sources. Throughout this period, the American press provided the foreign media with information about racially charged events in the United States. Such news coverage sometimes put Washington at a disadvantage, making it difficult for government officials to assuage foreign reactions to the injustices occurring on U.S. soil. Yet in other instances, the domestic press helped to promote favorable opinions abroad by articulating themes of racial progress. While still acknowledging racial abuses, these press spokesmen asserted that the situation in America was improving. Such paradoxical messages, both aiding and thwarting the efforts of the U.S. government, are the subject of The Opinions of Mankind: Racial Issues, Press, and Propaganda in the Cold War. The study, by scholars Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower, describes and analyzes the news discourse regarding U.S. racial issues from 1946 to 1965. The Opinions of Mankind not only delves into the dissemination of race-related news to foreign outlets but also explores the impact foreign perceptions of domestic racism had on the U.S. government and its handling of foreign relations during the period. What emerges is an original, insightful contribution to Cold War studies. While other books examine race and foreign affairs during this period of American history, The Opinions of Mankind is the first to approach the subject from the standpoint of press coverage and its impact on world public opinion. This exhaustively researched and compellingly written volume will appeal to media scholars, political historians, and general readers alike. By taking a unique approach to the study of this period, The Opinions of Mankind presents the workings behind the battles for public opinion that took place between 1946 and 1965."--Publishers website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lentz, Richard
Dewey number
305.800973/09045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.R3
LC item number
L46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gower, Karla K
  • University of Missouri Press
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  • United States
  • Racism in the press
  • Race relations and the press
  • Race relations and the press
  • Minorities
  • Press and propaganda
  • Propaganda, Anti-American
  • United States
  • Public opinion
Label
The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War, Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Civil rights and world affairs -- First Americans, last in America -- Color, caste, and colonialism -- Pursuing the dream -- A symbol not shattered -- Reverberating symbols -- The scrutiny of Asia -- Crisis after crisis -- Riots and insurrection -- Snarls echoing 'round the world -- Summer of shocks -- Selma and Watts -- Summary and conclusions
Control code
610853457
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780826219084
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010033064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)610853457
Label
The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War, Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Civil rights and world affairs -- First Americans, last in America -- Color, caste, and colonialism -- Pursuing the dream -- A symbol not shattered -- Reverberating symbols -- The scrutiny of Asia -- Crisis after crisis -- Riots and insurrection -- Snarls echoing 'round the world -- Summer of shocks -- Selma and Watts -- Summary and conclusions
Control code
610853457
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780826219084
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010033064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)610853457

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