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American culture in the 1930s

Eldridge, David



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.


Eldridge, D. American culture in the 1930s. The University of Hull

Book Type Authored Book
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2014
Journal Twentieth-Century American Culture
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title American culture in the 1930s
ISBN 978-0-7486-2259-7
Keywords REF 2014 submission
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