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“Well-Aimed Ridicule”

in Revel with a Cause

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226431642
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226431659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0009
“Well-Aimed Ridicule”

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This chapter describes how liberal satirists extended their critique into the area of American race relations. Joined by three African Americans—cartoonist Ollie Harrington and comedians Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory—these liberal satirists subjected to satiric scrutiny one of the thorniest and most important challenges facing Americans.

Keywords: liberal satirists; race relations; liberal satire; African Americans; Ollie Harrington; cartoonist; comedians; Godfrey Cambridge; Dick Gregory

Chapter.  11371 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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