Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression

Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression

by David Welky
     
 

American mass culture's conservative response to the Great Depression and the coming of World War IISee more details below

Overview

American mass culture's conservative response to the Great Depression and the coming of World War II

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075049
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Series:
History of Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction "A Time Not to Rock the Boat" 1

Pt. 1 Newspapers

1 The Press Encounters the New Deal 17

2 Kidnapping America's Child 28

3 Olympic Feats of Americanism 45

4 The Gumps: America's Comic-Strip Family 67

Pt. 2 Magazines

5 How to Slant a Magazine 83

6 Life, the War, and Everything 96

7 Defining Womanhood in the Ladies' Home Journal 114

8 Patriot Number One, the Man of Steel 130

Pt. 3 Books

9 Mainstreaming the Book Industry 149

10 Finding Security in Best Sellers 160

11 Ellery Queen Restores Order 177

12 Gone With the Wind, but Not Forgotten 193

Conclusion: "Everything Was Better in America" 215

Notes 221

Index 251

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