Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression

Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression

by David E. Kyvig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1566635845

ISBN-13: 9781566635844

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

The twenties and thirties witnessed dramatic changes in American life: increasing urbanization, technological innovation, cultural upheaval, and economic disaster. In this fascinating book, the prize-winning historian David E. Kyvig describes everyday life in these decades, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, when radio and the movies

Overview

The twenties and thirties witnessed dramatic changes in American life: increasing urbanization, technological innovation, cultural upheaval, and economic disaster. In this fascinating book, the prize-winning historian David E. Kyvig describes everyday life in these decades, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, when radio and the movies became broadly popular. The details of work life, domestic life, and leisure activities make engrossing reading and bring the era clearly into focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566635844
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
354,361
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Circumstances of American Life in 1920
Chapter 2: Automobiles and the Construction of Daily Life
Chapter 3: Electricity and the Conditions of Daily Life
Chapter 4: Radio and the Connecting of Daily Lives
Chapter 5: Cinema and the Extension of Experience
Chapter 6: Carrying on Day by Day: Life's Basics
Chapter 7: Carrying on Year by Year: Making a Life
Chapter 8: Conflict, Crime, and Catastrophe: The Disruptions of Daily Life
Chapter 9: Culture for the Masses: The Standardizing of Daily Life
Chapter 10: Crisis: The Impact of the Great Depression
Chapter 11: Creating the New Deal: A Larger Role for Government in Daily Life
Chapter 12: Continuity and Change: American Communities at the End of the 1930s
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