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Father Charles Coughlin

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Material Information

Title: Father Charles Coughlin A Radio Celebrity's Construction of the American People along Class, Racial, and Religious Lines
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Fusiek, Agnes
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Coughlin, Charles
Identity
Great Depression
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis seeks to answer a couple of essential questions about the popular yet enigmatic Father Charles Edward Coughlin, a politically active Catholic priest and radio celebrity during the Great Depression. First is the matter of situating Coughlin politically, accepting his defiance of classification within standard categories. Second is the issue of understanding the racial, class, and religious boundaries of the American identity Coughlin helped to craft during this period. Addressing the agricultural and industrial laborers of the Midwest and Northeast, Coughlin formulated a white, Christian, populist, working-class construction of the American identity that notably excluded Jews and financial elites. Although his efforts ultimately failed, Coughlin represents both a path not taken by the United States and a popular sentiment that partially influenced the direction that was taken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This thesis explores the dynamics of this particular response to the Great Depression and its significance to the development of a particular variation of American identity. Coughlin�s published speeches located in the University of Notre Dame Archives in South Bend, Indiana formed the core of the author�s primary source evidence. Newspaper archives and secondary sources provided other necessary background information.
Statement of Responsibility: by Agnes Fusiek
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Johnson, Robert

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 F9
System ID: NCFE003634:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003634/00001

Material Information

Title: Father Charles Coughlin A Radio Celebrity's Construction of the American People along Class, Racial, and Religious Lines
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Fusiek, Agnes
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Coughlin, Charles
Identity
Great Depression
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis seeks to answer a couple of essential questions about the popular yet enigmatic Father Charles Edward Coughlin, a politically active Catholic priest and radio celebrity during the Great Depression. First is the matter of situating Coughlin politically, accepting his defiance of classification within standard categories. Second is the issue of understanding the racial, class, and religious boundaries of the American identity Coughlin helped to craft during this period. Addressing the agricultural and industrial laborers of the Midwest and Northeast, Coughlin formulated a white, Christian, populist, working-class construction of the American identity that notably excluded Jews and financial elites. Although his efforts ultimately failed, Coughlin represents both a path not taken by the United States and a popular sentiment that partially influenced the direction that was taken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This thesis explores the dynamics of this particular response to the Great Depression and its significance to the development of a particular variation of American identity. Coughlin�s published speeches located in the University of Notre Dame Archives in South Bend, Indiana formed the core of the author�s primary source evidence. Newspaper archives and secondary sources provided other necessary background information.
Statement of Responsibility: by Agnes Fusiek
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Johnson, Robert

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 F9
System ID: NCFE003634:00001

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