Fireside politics: radio and political culture in the United States, 1920-1940

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000 - History - 362 pages
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In Fireside Politics, Douglas B. Craig provides the first detailed and complete examination of radio's changing role in American political culture between 1920 and 1940 -- the medium's golden age, when it commanded huge national audiences without competition from television. Craig follows the evolution of radio into a commercialized, networked, and regulated industry, and ultimately into an essential tool for winning political campaigns and shaping American identity in the interwar period. Finally, he draws thoughtful comparisons of the American experience of radio broadcasting and political culture with those of Australia, Britain, and Canada.

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Contents

Radio Households and Set Production 192 21940
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Advertising Expenditures by Medium 19281939
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7 Affiliated Stations and Total Stations 19271940
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About the author (2000)

Douglas B. Craig is a reader in history at the Australian National University. He is the author of After Wilson: The Struggle for the Democratic Party, 19201934.