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Nominations for 2014 Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in American Studies due

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Shaw, Patricia A. Friday. "Negro Digest, Pulse, and Headlines and Pictures: African American Periodicals as Informants, Morale Builders, and Articulators of Protest During World War II," Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994.

This dissertation argues that elements of the black press assumed a role as filters and mediators of the African American perception of the World War II experience, typified by Negro Digest, Pulse, and Headlines and Pictures—periodicals that sought to provide a forum for articulating military, social, economic and political agendas; revitalizing morale; and establishing liaison between the white and black communities. The methodology is a textual analysis (not empirical cause-effect) of subjects, formats and contents; headline styles; and organization within the context of the American Character and Ideal and 1940s “Double-Victory” civil rights strategy. Relevance to American “exceptionalism” and multiculturalism is examined.