The Newberry Seminar in Technology, Politics and Culture, co-sponsored with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University present:
Clifford J. Doerksen, Princeton University
May 11, 2001
"Highbrows, Lowbrows, and Hillbillies: Cultural Wars in Early American History"
Recent historical scholarship on American radio in the late 1920's has focused primarily on the emergence of the large, corporate-backed stations that were eventually consolidated into the major national networks. This paper challenges this assumpiton by focusing on the many independent stations that flourished in this decade. Though forgotten today, these stations - which often featured popular broadcasters, and catered to working class and rural audiences - played an important yet overlooked role in shaping the future course of American broadcasting.
Clifford Doerksen will present a work in progress which we will pre-circulate to those who plan to attend the session.
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