Uncertainty of Everyday Life, 1915-1945 / Edition 1

Uncertainty of Everyday Life, 1915-1945 / Edition 1

by Harvey Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557285985

ISBN-13: 9781557285980

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press


The era between the world wars, from the "roaring 20s" to the grim days of the Great Depression, was a time of tremendous change. The United States became an increasingly urban culture as people left their farms to seek work in the cities. Many blacks moved North to escape the violence and racism of a resurgent Ku Klux Klan in the South. And, while life became…  See more details below

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The era between the world wars, from the "roaring 20s" to the grim days of the Great Depression, was a time of tremendous change. The United States became an increasingly urban culture as people left their farms to seek work in the cities. Many blacks moved North to escape the violence and racism of a resurgent Ku Klux Klan in the South. And, while life became more comfortable for many Americans during this period, by 1941 only half the population enjoyed the modern conveniences we now take for granted. With improvements in technology and the rise of consumerism (spurred by the new "science" of advertising) the country was expanding in every direction. However, for many Americans, daily life was fraught with uncertainty. Jobs and wages were unpredictable, labor unrest was constant, and savings vanished in the stock market. In this vividly detailed narrative, Harvey Green recounts an era of unprecedented change in American culture and examines the impact of these uncertain times on such aspects of daily life as employment, home life, gender roles, education, religion, and recreation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557285980
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
1,020,007
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Work, Struggle, Intolerance17
2Crash71
3Houses and Homes91
4Growing Up, Going Out, Getting Old119
5The Healthy Table and the Healthy Home155
6Playing187
Epilogue231
Notes239
Index253

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