Reassessing Blacklist Era Television: Civil Libertarianism in You Are There, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Buccaneers

@article{Paul2015ReassessingBE,
  title={Reassessing Blacklist Era Television: Civil Libertarianism in You Are There, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Buccaneers},
  author={Andrew Paul},
  journal={American Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={29 - 52}
}
  • Andrew Paul
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • American Studies
  • This article examines three popular scripted television shows of the 1950s, You Are There, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Buccaneers, all of which were clandestinely written by victims of the anti-communist blacklist in the American entertainment industry.  I argue that although these shows have been conceived as methods of “resistance” by both the writers themselves and the historians that have studied them, the programs participated in a discursive process that saw the emergence of a… CONTINUE READING
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