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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, (electronic resource)

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

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
Creator
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's claim to be the defender 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, they had reporters stationed stateside, in big cities like New York, but research reveals that most 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 audiences 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. --Book Jacket
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1942-
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Lentz, Richard
Dewey number
305.800973/09045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Gower, Karla K
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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
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War, Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
ocn780531465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826272348
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780531465
Label
The opinions of mankind : racial issues, press, and propaganda in the Cold War, Richard Lentz and Karla K. Gower, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
ocn780531465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826272348
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780531465

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