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Revel with a CauseLiberal Satire in Postwar America$
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Stephen E. Kercher

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226431642

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.001.0001

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“Well-Aimed Ridicule”

“Well-Aimed Ridicule”

Satirizing American Race Relations

(p.269) Chapter Eight “Well-Aimed Ridicule”
Revel with a Cause
University of Chicago Press

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

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