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Dancing in the dark : a cultural history of the Great Depression

Dickstein, Morris.

New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.

xxiii, 598 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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.

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ISBN:

978-0-393-33876-8 (pbk) : $29.95

ISBN:

978-0-393-07225-9 (hardcover)

Author:

Dickstein, Morris.

Title:

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

Edition:

1st ed.

Publisher:

New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.

Physical:

xxiii, 598 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-564) and index.

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.

Subject:

Popular culture--United States--History--20th century.

Subject:

Depressions--1929--United States.

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