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The A to Z of African-American Television

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The A to Z of African-American Television Cover

 

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Synopsis:

From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume covers it all with entries on all different genres_animation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety shows_and performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues, ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations. This book has hundreds of cross-referenced entries, from A to Z, in the dictionary and a list of acronyms with their corresponding definitions. The extensive chronology shows who did what and when and the introduction traces the often difficult circumstances African American performers faced compared to the more satisfactory present situation. Finally, the bibliography is useful to those readers who want to know more about specific topics or persons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810868328
Author:
Fearn-banks, Kathleen
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Fearn-Banks, Kathleen
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Edition Description:
Scarecrow Press
Series:
A to Z Guides
Series Volume:
49
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
526
Dimensions:
8.40x5.40x1.50 in. 1.75 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Media Studies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 526 pages Scarecrow Press, Inc. - English 9780810868328 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume covers it all with entries on all different genres_animation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety shows_and performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues, ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations. This book has hundreds of cross-referenced entries, from A to Z, in the dictionary and a list of acronyms with their corresponding definitions. The extensive chronology shows who did what and when and the introduction traces the often difficult circumstances African American performers faced compared to the more satisfactory present situation. Finally, the bibliography is useful to those readers who want to know more about specific topics or persons.
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