Satchmo Blows up the World Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War

ISBN-10: 0674022602
ISBN-13: 9780674022607
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Stung by reports that people around the world thought the US was a racist society that oppressed the African American, from 1956 the State Dept. dispatched jazz luminaries such as Louis Armstrong to distant corners where they blew the trumpet of freedom in the war against communism.

Penny M. Von Eschen is Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan.

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