The 1940s / Edition 1

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Overview

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: 6/1/2003
  • Series: American Popular Culture Through History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT SICKELS is Assistant Professor at Whitman College.

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Table of Contents

Series foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Timeline of the 1940s
Pt. I Life and youth during the 1940s 1
Ch. 1 Everyday America 3
Ch. 2 World of youth 27
Pt. II Popular culture of the 1940s 43
Ch. 3 Advertising 45
Ch. 4 Architecture 65
Ch. 5 Fashion 79
Ch. 6 Food 97
Ch. 7 Leisure activities 111
Ch. 8 Literature 131
Ch. 9 Music 155
Ch. 10 Performing arts 181
Ch. 11 Travel 205
Ch. 12 Visual arts 219
Cost of products in the 1940s 237
Notes 241
Bibliography and further reading 255
Index 263
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