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作者 Michaeli, Ethan
書名 The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama / Ethan Michaeli
出版項 Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
國際標準書號 9780547560694 (hardback)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  071.7311 M621    在架上    30550100620101
說明 xx, 633 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 ""The story of the Chicago Defender is the story of race in the twentieth century." -- Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper's clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for The Defender's support. Along the way, its pages were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 606-609) and index
主題 Chicago defender -- History
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Newspapers
African American newspapers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
African American press -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
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