Great Depression: People and Perspectives
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Great Depression: People and Perspectives

by Hamilton Cravens
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598840932

ISBN-13: 9781598840933

Pub. Date: 07/30/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

An insightful collection of essays focused on American men, women, and children from a range of economic classes and ethnic backgrounds during the Great Depression.

• 11 expert contributors, including well-established scholars who bring new perspectives to the study of the Great Depression

• A wide range of primary sources such as news articles,

Overview

An insightful collection of essays focused on American men, women, and children from a range of economic classes and ethnic backgrounds during the Great Depression.

• 11 expert contributors, including well-established scholars who bring new perspectives to the study of the Great Depression

• A wide range of primary sources such as news articles, photographs, diaries, and letters that provide a deeper understanding of daily life during the Depression

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598840933
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Series:
Perspectives in American Social History Series
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction vii

Introduction xi

About the Editor and Contributors xxiii

Chronology xxv

Part 1 American Society and Culture in the Age of the Great Depression

1 The Great Depression in the Countryside Derek Scott Oden 3

2 Coming of Age in the 1930s Kriste Lindenmeyer 23

3 "Make Do or Do Without": Women during the Great Depression Jennifer Barker-Devine 45

4 Medicine and the Family in the 1930s Philip L. Frana 65

5 Immigration in a Time of Depression: The United States, 1931-1940 Roger Daniels 85

6 The Worst of Times: African Americans during the Great Depression Albert S. Broussard 105

7 The Scripts of Racial Segregation in New Deal America Ben Keppel 127

Part 2 American Culture in the Age of the Great Depression

8 The Role of the Group in New Deal Planning George T. McJimsey 145

9 When Numbers Failed: Social Scientists, Modernity, and the New Cities of the 1920s and 1930s Alan I Marcus 165

10 Spectacle, Symbol, Strain, and Showpiece: American Technology in the 1930s Amy Sue Bix 185

11 Hollywood Movies and the American Community Charles M. Dobbs 207

Primary Documents 227

Reference 249

Bibliography 257

Index 267

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