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The Resource The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matthew F. Delmont

The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matthew F. Delmont

Label
The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia
Title
The nicest kids in town
Title remainder
American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia
Statement of responsibility
Matthew F. Delmont
Title variation
American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American Bandstand, one of the most popular television shows ever, broadcast from Philadelphia in the late fifties, a time when that city had become a battleground for civil rights. Counter to host Dick Clark's claims that he integrated American Bandstand, this book reveals how the first national television program directed at teens discriminated against black youth during its early years and how black teens and civil rights advocates protested this discrimination. Matthew F. Delmont brings together major themes in American history-civil rights, rock and roll, television, and the emergence of a youth culture-as he tells how white families around American Bandstand's studio mobilized to maintain all-white neighborhoods and how local school officials reinforced segregation long after Brown vs. Board of Education. The Nicest Kids in Town powerfully illustrates how national issues and history have their roots in local situations, and how nostalgic representations of the past, like the musical film Hairspray, based on the American Bandstand era, can work as impediments to progress in the present."--
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Delmont, Matthew F
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
32
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  • African Americans
  • Segregation
  • Civil rights movements
  • Minorities on television
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Minorities on television
  • Race relations
  • Segregation
  • Pennsylvania
Label
The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matthew F. Delmont
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Making Philadelphia safe for "WFIL-adelphia": television, housing, and defensive localism in Bandstand's backyard -- They shall be heard: local television as a civil rights battleground -- The de facto dilemma: fighting segregation in Philadelphia public schools -- From Little Rock to Philadelphia: making de facto school segregation a media issue -- The rise of rock and roll in Philadelphia: Georgie Woods, Mitch Thomas, and Dick Clark -- "They'll be rockin' on Bandstand, in Philadelphia, P.A.": imagining national youth culture on American bandstand -- Remembering American bandstand, forgetting segregation -- Still boppin' on Bandstand: American dreams, Hairspray, and American bandstand in the 2000s -- Conclusion: everybody knows about American bandstand
Control code
ocn784363716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520951600
Lccn
2011038775
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786613520692
  • 40020606694
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 352069
  • 65cd21e3-72f2-4f02-bb40-1d8ca1aa2032
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784363716
Label
The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matthew F. Delmont
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Making Philadelphia safe for "WFIL-adelphia": television, housing, and defensive localism in Bandstand's backyard -- They shall be heard: local television as a civil rights battleground -- The de facto dilemma: fighting segregation in Philadelphia public schools -- From Little Rock to Philadelphia: making de facto school segregation a media issue -- The rise of rock and roll in Philadelphia: Georgie Woods, Mitch Thomas, and Dick Clark -- "They'll be rockin' on Bandstand, in Philadelphia, P.A.": imagining national youth culture on American bandstand -- Remembering American bandstand, forgetting segregation -- Still boppin' on Bandstand: American dreams, Hairspray, and American bandstand in the 2000s -- Conclusion: everybody knows about American bandstand
Control code
ocn784363716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520951600
Lccn
2011038775
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786613520692
  • 40020606694
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 352069
  • 65cd21e3-72f2-4f02-bb40-1d8ca1aa2032
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784363716

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