The Culture of the Great Depression

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Anderson, Sherwood. Puzzled America. Scribner, 1935.

Appel, Benjamin. The People Talk: American Voices from the Great Depression. Simon and Schuster, 1982.

Asch, Nathan. The Road: In Search of America. Norton, 1937.

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Browder, Laura. Rousing the Nation: Radical Culture in Depression America. University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Callan, Jim. America in the 1930s. Stonesong Press, LLC, 2005.

Clausen, John A. American Lives: Looking Back at the Children of the Depression. University of California Press, 1993.

Cunningham, Charles. “”To Watch the Faces of the Poor”: Life Magazine and the Mythology of Rural Poverty in the Great Depression.” Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 29, no. 3, 1999, pp. 278-302.

Dickstein, Morris. Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression. W.W. Norton, 2009.

Dubofsky, Melvin (Ed.). The Great Depression and the New Deal. 7 Vols. Garland, 1990.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. Children of the Great Depression: Social Change in Life Experience. Westview Press, 1999.

Entin, Joseph B. Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America. University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans – Amerika: Bilder Aus Den Jahren Der Depression. Schirmer-Mosel, 1997.

Greenberg, Cheryl Lynn. “Or Does It Explode?” – Black Harlem in the Great Depression. Oxford University Press, 1991.

Gregory, James N. American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California. Oxford University Press, 1989.

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Hanson, Philip. This Side of Despair: How the Movies and American Life Intersected During the Great Depression. Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2008.

Harris, Jonathan. Federal Art and National Culture: The Politics of Identity in New Deal America. Cambridge UP, 1995.

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Jones, Gavin. American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945. Princeton University Press, 2008.

Lynd, Robert and Helen. Middletown: A Study in American Culture. Harourt, Brace and Company, 1929.

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O’Connor, Francis V. . Art for the Millions:Essays from the 1930’s by Artists and Administrators of the Wpa Federal Art Project. Graphic Society, 1975.

Pells, Richard H. Radical Visions, American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years. U of Illinois P, 1973.

Rabinowitz, Paula. Labor & Desire. Women’s Revolutionary Fiction in Depression America. U of North Carolina P, 1991.

Schocket, Eric. Vanishing Moments: Class and American Literature. University of Michigan Press, 2009.

Shaw, Stephanie J. “Using the Wpa Ex-Slave Narratives to Study the Impact of the Great Depression.” The Journal of Southern History, vol. 69, no. 3, 2003, pp. 623-658.

Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca. Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era. U of North Carolina P, 2009.

Taylor, David A. Soul of a People: The Wpa Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2009.

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Ware, Susan. Holding Their Own: American Women in the 1930s. Twayne, 1982.

Webb, Sheila. “The Consumer-Citizen: Life Magazine’s Construction of a Middle-Class Lifestyle.” Studies in Popular Culture, vol. 34, no. 2, 2012, pp. 23-47.

Wright, Bradford. Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America. Johns Hopkins UP, 2001.

Young, William H. with Nancy K. Young. The 1930s: American Popular Culture through History. Greenwood Press, 2002.