ISBN-10:
0252067436
ISBN-13:
9780252067433
Pub. Date:
10/13/2004
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Radical Visions and American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years / Edition 1

Radical Visions and American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years / Edition 1

by Richard H. Pells
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ISBN-13: 9780252067433
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/13/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE 1998 EDITION xi(4)
PREFACE TO THE 1984 EDITION xv(2)
INTRODUCTION xvii
I. PROLOGUE--PROGRESSIVISM AND THE 1920S
1(42)
1. The Dynamics of Prewar Reform
2(8)
2. The Political Mood of the 1920s
10(11)
3. Values, Morals, and Life-Styles
21(12)
4. The Artist in Exile
33(10)
II. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC THOUGHT, 1929-1935
43(53)
1. Responses to the Crash
43(6)
2. The Challenge to Liberalism
49(12)
3. The Attraction to Russia
61(8)
4. Alternatives to Capitalism
69(7)
5. The Election of 1932
76(2)
6. The New Deal and Its Critics
78(8)
7. Waiting for the Revolution
86(3)
8. Toward a Social Democracy
89(7)
III. THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY
96(55)
1. Cultural Radicalism
96(15)
2. The Appeal of Collectivism
111(7)
3. The Individual and Society
118(7)
4. Marx in America
125(15)
5. The Existential Strain
140(8)
6. Toward a New Ideology
148(3)
IV. LITERARY THEORY AND THE ROLE OF THE INTELLECTUAL
151(43)
1. The Writer and Society
151(10)
2. The Nature of Commitment
161(8)
3. Toward a Proletarian Culture
169(12)
4. Voices in Oppposition
181(6)
5. The Radical as Critic
187(7)
V. DOCUMENTARIES, FICTION, AND THE DEPRESSION
194(58)
1. The Quest for the Social Fact
195(7)
2. Novels of Protest, Politics, and the Proletariat
202(17)
3. Visions of the Apocalypse
219(7)
4. The Voice of the Self
226(14)
5. The Conservative Ethic
240(6)
6. Radicalism and Art: The Achievement of James Agee
246(6)
VI. THE RADICAL STAGE AND THE HOLLYWOOD FILM IN THE 1930S
252(40)
1. The Rise and Fall of the Workers' Theater
252(11)
2. The Appeal of the Mass Media
263(5)
3. From Little Caesar to Citizen Kane
268(24)
VII. THE DECLINE OF RADICALISM, 1935-1939
292(38)
1. The Politics of the Popular Front
292(7)
2. The Liberal Mind in the Late 1930s
299(3)
3. Crises at Home and Abroad
302(8)
4. The Rediscovery of America
310(9)
5. The End of Ideology
319(11)
VIII. FROM DEPRESSION TO WAR
330(35)
1. The Politics of Anti-Stalinism
331(3)
2. The Pilgrimage of Partisan Review
334(12)
3. The New Mandarins
346(16)
4. The Spirit of Pearl Harbor
362(3)
EPILOGUE 365(4)
NOTES 369(26)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 395(16)
INDEX 411

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