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Dancing in the dark : a cultural history of the Great Depression, Morris Dickstein

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Dancing in the dark : a cultural history of the Great Depression
Title
Dancing in the dark
Title remainder
a cultural history of the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Morris Dickstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dancing in the Dark shows how our worst economic crisis, as it eroded American individualism and punctured the American dream, produced in the 1930s some of the greatest writing, photography, and mass entertainment ever seen in this country
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dickstein, Morris
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.D57 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Depressions
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Dancing in the dark : a cultural history of the Great Depression, Morris Dickstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [556]-564) and index
Contents
Introduction: Depression culture -- pt. 1. Discovering poverty. The tenement and the world : immigrant lives -- The starvation army -- The country and the city -- Hard times for poets -- Black girls and native sons -- pt. II. Success and failure. Beyond the American dream -- What price Hollywood? -- The last film of the 1930s, or, Nothing fails like success -- pt. III. The culture of elegance. Fantasy, elegance, mobility : the dream life of the 1930s -- Class for the masses : elegance democratized -- pt. IV. The search for community. The populist turn : Copland and the popular front -- Who cares? : the world of Porgy and Bess -- The People vs. Frank Capra : populism against itself -- Shakespeare in overalls : an American troubadour -- Gender trouble : exposing the intellectuals -- Conclusion : the work of culture in Depression America
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 598 p.
Isbn
9780393072259
Lccn
2009017389
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(DLC) 2009017389
Label
Dancing in the dark : a cultural history of the Great Depression, Morris Dickstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [556]-564) and index
Contents
Introduction: Depression culture -- pt. 1. Discovering poverty. The tenement and the world : immigrant lives -- The starvation army -- The country and the city -- Hard times for poets -- Black girls and native sons -- pt. II. Success and failure. Beyond the American dream -- What price Hollywood? -- The last film of the 1930s, or, Nothing fails like success -- pt. III. The culture of elegance. Fantasy, elegance, mobility : the dream life of the 1930s -- Class for the masses : elegance democratized -- pt. IV. The search for community. The populist turn : Copland and the popular front -- Who cares? : the world of Porgy and Bess -- The People vs. Frank Capra : populism against itself -- Shakespeare in overalls : an American troubadour -- Gender trouble : exposing the intellectuals -- Conclusion : the work of culture in Depression America
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 598 p.
Isbn
9780393072259
Lccn
2009017389
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(DLC) 2009017389

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