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American culture in the 1930s

Eldridge, David

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Abstract

This book provides an insightful overview of the major cultural forms of 1930s America: literature and drama, music and radio, film and photography, art and design, and a chapter on the role of the federal government in the development of the arts. The intellectual context of 1930s American culture is a strong feature, whilst case studies of influential texts and practitioners of the decade - from War of the Worlds to The Grapes of Wrath and from Edward Hopper to the Rockefeller Center - help to explain the cultural impulses of radicalism, nationalism and escapism that characterise the United States in the 1930s.

Book Type Authored Book
Journal Twentieth-Century American Culture
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title American culture in the 1930s
ISBN 978-0-7486-2259-7
Institution Citation Eldridge, D. American culture in the 1930s. The University of Hull
Keywords REF 2014 submission