-- Elaine May, author of Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era
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Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsPart 1 Ordinary Families, Popular Culture, and Popular Democracy, 1935-1945 Radio's Formula DramaPopular Theater and Popular DemocracyPopular Democracy on the RadioPopular Democracy in Wartime: Multiethnic and Multiracial?Representing the SoldierThe New World of the Home FrontSoldiers as Veterans: Imagining the Postwar WorldLooking Back StoriesPart 2 Making the Working-Class Family Ordinary: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn From Working-Class Daughter to Working-Class WriterRevising 1930s Radical VisionsRemembering a Working-Class PastInstructing the Middle ClassThe Ethnic and Racial Boundaries of the OrdinaryMaking Womanhood OrdinaryHollywood Revises A Tree Grows in BrooklynThe Declining Appeal of Tree's Social TerrainPart 3 Home Front Harmony and Remembering Mama "Mama's Bank Account" and Other Ethnic Working-Class FictionsRemembering Mama on the StageThe Mother Next Door on Film, 1947-1948Mama on CBS, 1949-1956The Appeal of TV Mama's Ordinary Family"Trading Places" StoriesPart 4 Loving Across Prewar Racial and Sexual Boundaries Lillian Smith and Strange FruitQuality Reinstates the Color LineStrange Fruit as Failed Social DramaThe Returning Negro Soldier, Interracial Romance, and Deep Are the RootsInterracial Male Homosociability in Home of the BravePart 5 "Seeing Through" Jewishness Perception and Racial Boundaries in FocusPolicing Racial and Gender Boundaries in The Brick FoxholeRecasting the Victim in CrossfireDeracializing Jewishness in Gentleman's AgreementPart 6 Hollywood Makes Race (In)Visible "A Great Step Forward": The Film Home of the BraveLost Boundaries: Racial Indeterminacy as WhitenessPinky: Racial Indeterminacy as BlacknessTrading Places or No Way Out?Everyman StoriesPart 7 Competing Postwar Representations of Universalism The "Truly Universal People": Richard Durham's Destination FreedomThe Evolution of Arthur Miller's Ordinary FamilyMiller's Search for "the People," 1947-1948The Creation of an Ordinary American Tragedy: Death of a SalesmanThe Rising Tide of AnticommunismPart 8 Marital Realism and Everyman Love Stories Marital Realism Before and After the BlacklistThe Promise of Live Television DramaPaddy Chayefsky's Everyman EthnicityConservative and Corporate Constraints on Representing the OrdinaryFilming Television's "Ordinary": Marty's Everyman RomancePart 9 Reracializing the Ordinary American Family: Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry's South Side ChildhoodLeaving Home, Stepping "Deliberately Against the Beat"The Freedom Family and the Black Left"I Am a Writer": Hansberry in Greenwich VillageRaisin in the Sun: Hansberry's Conception, Audience ReceptionFrozen in the Frame: The Film of RaisinVisions of BelongingNotesIndex
[A] rich, fascinating, and important book.