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Author Horten, Gerd, 1959-

Title Radio goes to war : the cultural politics of propaganda during World War II / Gerd Horten
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: Radio and the Privatization of War; PART I. RADIO NEWS, PROPAGANDA, AND POLITICS DURING WORLD WAR II; Illustrations; PART II. SELLING THE WAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: RADIO ENTERTAINMENT AND ADVERTISING; Epilogue: The Privatization of America; Notes; Index
Summary Radio Goes to War is the first comprehensive and in-depth look at the role of domestic radio in the United States during the Second World War. As this study convincingly demonstrates, radio broadcasting played a crucial role both in government propaganda and within the context of the broader cultural and political transformations of wartime America
Analysis Humaniora Historie
Notes Print version record
Subject Radio broadcasting -- Political aspects -- United States.
Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Radio in propaganda -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520240618
0520930738 (electronic bk.)
9780520930735 (electronic bk.)