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American Literature in Context after 1929 / Edition 1
     

American Literature in Context after 1929 / Edition 1

by Philip R. Yannella
 

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ISBN-10: 1405185996

ISBN-13: 9781405185998

Pub. Date: 08/17/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context

  • Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present

  • Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction

  • The book covers political ferment of the

Overview

This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context

  • Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present

  • Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction

  • The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration

  • Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period

  • Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning

  •  Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405185998
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Timeline of Texts and Historical Events.


Introduction.


1 The Depression and the Early 1940s.


2 Anti-Communism.


3 Bad and Mad.


4 Places.


5 Immigrant Destinies.


Index.

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