Fireside Politics: Radio and Political Culture in the United States, 1920-1940 (Reconfiguring American Political History) (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


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, 1920-1934.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780801864391
ISBN-10: 0801864399
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2000
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Reconfiguring American Political History