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Title: Graphic Imagery: Jewish American Comic Book Creators' Depictions of Class, Race, and Patriotism.
Name(s): Yanes, Nicholas, author
Fenstermaker, John, professor directing thesis
Faulk, Barry, committee member
Stuckey-French, Ned, committee member
Program in American and Florida Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Comic books printed during the 1930s and 40s contained stories and characters that supported the New Deal and America's entry into World War II. Though comic books are typically seen solely as reflections of the decades; the comic books, in actuality, were propaganda for political stances. Moreover, these were the political stances of the Jewish Americans who built the comic book industry. While much of corporate America was terrified by FDR's New Deal policies, comic books supported the President. When war loomed on the horizon, comic book writers and artists sent patriotic superheroes to war long before the country became mobilized. Finally, the political dialogue taking place in comic books resonated with the American public because they were created in a time when patriotism was synonymous with sacrifice.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1162 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Program in American & Florida Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: March 31, 2008.
Keywords: Captain America, Heroes, FDR, New Deal, World War II, Jews, Jewish, Comic Book, Comic Books, Superman, Nazi, Hitler, War
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: John Fenstermaker, Professor Directing Thesis; Barry Faulk, Committee Member; Ned Stuckey-French, Committee Member.
Subject(s): United States -- Study and teaching
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