New PDF release: Censoring Racial Ridicule: Irish, Jewish, and African

By M. Alison Kibler

A drunken Irish maid slips and falls. A grasping Jewish pawnbroker lures his lady worker into prostitution. An African American guy leers at a white lady. those and different, comparable pictures seemed commonly on phases and monitors throughout the US throughout the early 20th century. during this provocative examine, M. Alison Kibler uncovers, for the 1st time, robust and concurrent campaigns by way of Irish, Jewish and African american citizens opposed to racial ridicule in pop culture on the flip of the 20th century. Censoring Racial Ridicule explores how Irish, Jewish, and African American teams of the period resisted damaging representations in pop culture by means of lobbying backstage, boycotting specific acts, and staging theater riots. Kibler demonstrates that those teams' strategies developed and diverged over the years, with a few carrying on with to pursue highway protest whereas others sought redress via new censorship laws.

Exploring the connection among unfastened expression, democracy, and equality in the United States, Kibler indicates that the Irish, Jewish, and African American campaigns opposed to racial ridicule are on the roots of up to date debates over hate speech.

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