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Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series

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The Bad Sixties

Winner of the 2018 Book Award from the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association

Ongoing interest in the turmoil of the 1960s clearly demonstrates how these social conflicts continue ...

Race and Radio

In Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans, Bala James Baptiste traces the history of the integration of radio broadcasting in New Orleans and tells the story of how African American ...

Peculiar Rhetoric

Winner of the 2020 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association

The African colonization movement occupies a troubling rhetorical territory in ...

Lynching

Winner of the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award

While victims of antebellum lynchings were typically white men, postbellum lynchings became more frequent and more intense, with the victims more ...

Blasian Invasion

Myra S. Washington probes the social construction of race through the mixed-race identity of Blasians, people of Black and Asian ancestry. She looks at the construction of the identifier Blasian and how ...

Promises of Citizenship

Since the earliest days of the nation, US citizenship has been linked to military service. Even though blacks fought and died in all American wars, their own freedom was usually restricted or denied. ...

Carter G. Woodson

This study reveals how Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950) used the black press and modern public-relations techniques to popularize black history during the first half of the twentieth century. Often overlooked ...

Consuming Identity

Southerners love to talk food, quickly revealing likes and dislikes, regional preferences, and their own delicious stories. Because the topic often crosses lines of race, class, gender, and region, food ...

Full Court Press

During the civil rights era, Mississippi was caught in the hateful embrace of a white caste system that enforced segregation. Rather than troubling the Closed Society, state news media, on the whole, ...

Emmett Till

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first, and as of 2018, only comprehensive account of the 1955 murder, the trial, and the 2004-2007 FBI ...