The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

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Product Details

Price
$35.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
February 22, 2012
Pages
294
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520272088

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About the Author

Matthew F. Delmont is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Scripps College.

Reviews

"The Nicest Kids in Town counters the (false) mythology of American Bandstand with valuable descriptions of 'forgotten' cultural productions."--Gayle Wald, George Washington University"Jrnl Of The Society For American Music (Jsam)" (11/01/2012)
"Reveals a hidden history of racial segregation on the United States' first television program centered on the teenage population. . . . Provocative."-- (02/28/2012)
"Well-researched, tightly-written. . . . Impressively bright, clear, and comprehensive."-- (06/05/2012)
"Excellent. . . . Offers a valuable understanding of the . . . melding of African Americans into the national youth culture."-- (09/01/2012)
"The study illustrates how . . . nostalgic representations of the past . . . can work as impediments to progress in the present."-- (10/05/2012)
"Lively and perceptive. . . . Delmont's book offers a subtle, refreshingly interdisciplinary reading of Bandstand as a site of the civil rights struggles in Philadelphia."-- (06/01/2013)