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Savage Jr., William W. Commies, Cowboys, and Jungle Queens. Comic Books and America, 1945–1954. Hanover, London: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1998. (151 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0819563382
BibTeX citation key: SavageJr1990a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Soziologie, Superheld, USA
Creators: Savage Jr.
Publisher: Wesleyan Univ. Press (Hanover, London)
Abstract
In addition to their entertainment value, comic books offered a unique worldview to a large segment of the American public in the confusing decade following World War II. Millions were distributed to service personnel during the war years, and by 1945, adults as well as children were reading an astounding 60 million comic books per month. These books treated such contemporary concerns as the atomic and hydrogen bombs, growth of international Communism, and the Korean war, and they offered heroes and heroines to deal with such problems. With reproductions of five representative stories supplementing the text, William Savage's book (first published in 1990), will appeal to social historians and others interested in this vivid expression of American culture.
  
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