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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social change
  • United States
  • Art and state
Label
Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-299) and index
Contents
Ambivalent inclusion -- Hooked on classics -- The editor's dilemma -- Constructing G.I. Joe Louis -- Variety for the servicemen -- Projecting unity -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn317929500
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 312 p.
Isbn
9780807833124
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018548
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807833124
  • (OCoLC)317929500
Label
Black culture and the New Deal : the quest for civil rights in the Roosevelt era, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-299) and index
Contents
Ambivalent inclusion -- Hooked on classics -- The editor's dilemma -- Constructing G.I. Joe Louis -- Variety for the servicemen -- Projecting unity -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn317929500
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 312 p.
Isbn
9780807833124
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018548
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807833124
  • (OCoLC)317929500

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