The Silence Of Our Friends By Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, And Nate Powell

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World war two ended in September 2, 1945, however, this was not the complete end of all the battles. The post-war was a time of more conflicts such as juvenile delinquency and civil rights for equality in the United States. There was racial tension between blacks and whites that caused complications for both parties. Whites did not show equality towards blacks, they discriminated them and treated them in an inhumane manner. Blacks always fought for equality and whites fought against them. Racism is seen in the comic book The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell. It demonstrates the civil rights fight between blacks and whites during the post-war era. Comic books during and after the World war two were very popular among the youth and also adults. The book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare, and How it Changed America by David Hajdu explains how comic book affected the youth negatively. As Hajdu states on page ninety-two, “The charges accreted: Comics were crude, illiterate, badly printed salacious, addictive, stunting, fascist, Communist, conductive to wrongdoing of all sorts… In a radio panel discussion broadcast in New York in early 1948.” Both books create a good understanding of the American history during the post-war era. Each one has a different topic that tremendously affect the United States. The Silence of Our Friends explains racism between blacks and whites and The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare, and How…

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