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Anxious Decades : America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941 - Michael E. Parrish

Anxious Decades

America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941

Paperback Published: 17th April 1994
ISBN: 9780393311341
Number Of Pages: 544

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In the convulsive years between 1920 and 941, Americans were first dazzled by unprecedented economic prosperity and then beset by the worst depression in their history. It was the era of Model T's, rising incomes, scientific management, electricity, talking movies, and advertising techniques that sold a seemingly endless stream of goods. But is was also a time of grave social conflict and human suffering.The Crash forced Hoover, and then Roosevelt and the nation, to reexamine old solutions and address pressing questions of recovery and reform, economic growth and social justice. The world beyond America changed also in these years, making the country rethink its relation to events in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The illusion of superiority slowly died in the 1930s, sustaining a fatal blow in December 1941 at Pearl Harbor.

"A highly readable synthesis... Parrish is particularly adept at explaining the rise of 'the consumer culture' and its relationship to state power and social/intellectual trends." -- Library Journal

ISBN: 9780393311341
ISBN-10: 0393311341
Series: Norton Twentieth Century America
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 17th April 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.82