The 1940s / Edition 1

The 1940s / Edition 1

by Robert Sickles, Robert J. Sickels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313312990

ISBN-13: 9780313312991

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Twelve narrative chapters chronicle the nation's survival during wartime and its path toward unforeseen cultural shifts in the years ahead. Included are chapter bibliographies, a timeline, a cost comparison, and a suggested reading list for students. This latest addition to Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable

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Twelve narrative chapters chronicle the nation's survival during wartime and its path toward unforeseen cultural shifts in the years ahead. Included are chapter bibliographies, a timeline, a cost comparison, and a suggested reading list for students. This latest addition to Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable contribution to the study of American popular culture.

The 1940s were like no other time in U.S. history. The nation went to war in both Europe and Asia; meanwhile, the American population shifted from being largely rural to predominantly urban. The greatest generation saw, and helped, America change forever. Robert Sickels captures the many ways in which the nation's popular culture grew and evolved. The 1940s saw the emergence of such phenomena as television, Levittown housing, comic-book superheroes, pre-packaged foods, Christian Dior's New Look, the original swing music, and the first Beatniks. Twelve narrative chapters chronicle the nation's survival during wartime and its path toward unforeseen cultural shifts in the years ahead.

Included are chapter bibliographies, a timeline, a cost comparison, and a suggested reading list for students. This latest addition to Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable contribution to the study of American popular culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313312991
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
American Popular Culture Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Ray B. Browne

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Time Line of the 1940s

Life and Yourth During the 1940s

Everyday America

World of Youth

Popular Culture of the 1940s

Advertising

Architecture

Fashion

Food

Leisure Activities

Literature

Music

Performing Arts

Travel

Visual Arts

Cost of Products in the 1940s

Notes

Bibliography and Further Reading

Index

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