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Title:
The ten-cent plague : the great comic-book scare and how it changed America
Author:
Hajdu, David.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Physical Description:
434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created--in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress--only to resurface with a crooked smile on its face in Mad magazine.-- From publisher description.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Society iss nix -- 2. It was work -- 3. Crime pays -- 4. Youth in crisis -- 5. Puddles of blood -- 6. Then let us commit them -- 7. Woofer and tweeter -- 8. Love...LOVE...LOVE!! -- 9. New trend -- 10. Humor in a jugular vein -- 11. Panic -- 12. The triumph of Dr. Payn -- 13. What are we afraid of? -- 14. We've had it! -- 15. Murphy's Law -- 16. Out of the frying pan and into the soup.
ISBN:
9780374187675
Format :
Book