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By M. Alison Kibler

A drunken Irish maid slips and falls. A grasping Jewish pawnbroker lures his girl worker into prostitution. An African American guy leers at a white girl. those and different, related pictures seemed broadly on phases and displays throughout the United States throughout the early 20th century. during this provocative learn, 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 20 th century. Censoring Racial Ridicule explores how Irish, Jewish, and African American teams of the period resisted damaging representations in pop culture via lobbying backstage, boycotting specific acts, and staging theater riots. Kibler demonstrates that those teams' strategies advanced and diverged through the years, with a few carrying on with to pursue road 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 latest debates over hate speech.

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