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Author Aiello, Thomas, 1977- author.

Title The grapevine of the black South : the Scott Newspaper Syndicate in the generation before the civil rights movement / Thomas Aiello.

Publication Info. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages)
Series Print culture in the South
Print culture in the South.
Summary "The Scott Newspaper Syndicate, run by the owners of the Atlanta Daily World, included more than 240 black newspapers between 1931 and 1955. It became after World War I the modern version of the nineteenth century kinship network, the grapevine, and it looked much the same and served similar ends. In a pragmatic effort to avoid racial confrontation developing from white fear, newspaper editors developed a practical radicalism that argued on the fringes of racial hegemony and saving their loudest vitriol for tyranny that wasn't local and thus left no stake in the game for would-be white saboteurs. But the Syndicate did not remain in the South. Its membership followed the path of the Great Migration into the Midwest and West. The comparative reach of the SNS and its hundreds of newspapers was simply unparalleled. This book examines that reach, and in the process reexamines historical thinking about the Depression-era black South, the information flow of the Great Migration, the place of southern newspapers in the historiography of black journalism, and even the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of the civil rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-278) and index.
Contents Atlanta, the Scott family, and the creation of a media empire -- Race, representation, and the Puryear ax murders -- The unsolved murder of William Alexander Scott -- The SNS, gender, and the fight for teacher salary equalization -- Expansion beyond the South in the wake of World War II -- Percy Greene and the limits of syndication -- Davis Lee and the transitory nature of syndicate editors -- The life and death of the Scott Newspaper Syndicate -- Appendix. The papers of the Scott Newspaper Syndicate.
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Subject Scott Newspaper Syndicate -- History -- 20th century.
African American newspapers -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African American newspapers -- History -- 20th century.
Syndicates (Journalism) -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Syndicates (Journalism) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Scott Newspaper Syndicate in the generation before the civil rights movement
Other Form: Print version: Aiello, Thomas, 1977- Grapevine of the black South. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018] 9780820354460 (DLC) 2018019211 (OCoLC)1030900096
ISBN 9780820354477 (electronic bk.)
0820354473 (electronic bk.)