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Author Duchemin, Michael, 1959- author

Title New Deal cowboy : Gene Autry and public diplomacy / Michael Duchemin
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents America's ace cowboy -- Country-Western hybrid music -- Musical-Western hybrid film -- New Deal, new West -- The second New Deal -- The Good neighbor policy -- Western Hemisphere idea -- Youth's model, 1940 -- Sergeant Gene Autry -- New Deal cowboy
Summary "Examines Gene Autry's use of recordings, personal appearances, rodeo, radio, film, and television to create a major entertainment personality and public diplomat. Autry utilized his persona to publicly support Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and foreign policy initiatives leading up to World War II. Duchemin shows the connections between popular culture, political policy, and public diplomacy that emerged in the 1930s"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-304) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Autry, Gene, 1907-1998 -- Political and social views
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998.
Arts and diplomacy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Country music -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
New Deal, 1933-1939
Popular culture -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Singers -- United States -- Biography
Arts and diplomacy.
Diplomatic relations.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects.
New Deal, 1933-1939
Political and social views.
Popular culture -- Political aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0806156716 (electronic bk.)
9780806156712 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alkaline paper)
(hardcover ; alkaline paper)