The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia Volume 32

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Product Details

Price
$35.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 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

"Reveals a hidden history of racial segregation on the United States' first television program centered on the teenage population. . . . Provocative."-- "Orange County Register" (2/28/2012 12:00:00 AM)
"Well-researched, tightly-written. . . . Impressively bright, clear, and comprehensive."-- "History News Network" (6/5/2012 12:00:00 AM)
"Excellent. . . . Offers a valuable understanding of the . . . melding of African Americans into the national youth culture."-- "Choice" (9/1/2012 12:00:00 AM)
"The study illustrates how . . . nostalgic representations of the past . . . can work as impediments to progress in the present."-- "Cbq Communication Booknotes Qtly" (10/5/2012 12:00:00 AM)
"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)" (11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM)
"Lively and perceptive. . . . Delmont's book offers a subtle, refreshingly interdisciplinary reading of Bandstand as a site of the civil rights struggles in Philadelphia."--Brian Ward "American Historical Review" (6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)