Will Rogers and His America
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
244 Pages | 6 x 8 | 7 b&w illus.
Rogers’s contributions to early American mass culture, the catalog of powerful personages that he counted among his friends, and his extensive writings about the political issues of the day make Rogers an ideal figure through which to explore the American interwar period. High school and college students will relate well to Rogers, whose political opinions evolved as he gained exposure to people, places, organizations, and ideas beyond rural Oklahoma. Rogers’s conflicted relationship with his indigenous American heritage also provides a window on the history of race relations in America.
This paperback edition includes a new afterword by the author, along with study and discussion questions for every chapter.