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At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674022607
ISBN-10: 0674022602
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Penny M. Von Eschen

Penny M. Von Eschen is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan.