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Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940 : How Americans Lived Through the

Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940

How Americans Lived Through the "roaring Twenties" and the Great Depression

Paperback Published: 30th June 2004
ISBN: 9781566635844
Number Of Pages: 350

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The twenties and thirties witnessed dramatic changes in American life: increasing urbanization, technological innovation, cultural upheaval, and economic disaster. In this fascinating book, the prize-winning historian David E. Kyvig describes everyday life in these decades, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, when radio and the movies became broadly popular.

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Virtually encyclopedic in its coverage of a vast array of topics, yet it manages to be readable and engaging.--Ronald E. Butchart "University Of Georgia "

Prefacep. vii
The Circumstances of American Life in 1920p. 3
Automobiles and the Construction of Daily Lifep. 27
Electricity and the Conditions of Daily Lifep. 53
Radio and the Connecting of Daily Livesp. 71
Cinema and the Extension of Experiencep. 91
Carrying on Day by Day: Life's Basicsp. 106
Carrying on Year by Year: Making a Lifep. 131
Conflict, Crime, and Catastrophe: The Disruptions of Daily Lifep. 163
Culture for the Masses: The Standardizing of Daily Lifep. 187
Crisis: The Impact of the Great Depressionp. 209
Creating the New Deal: A Larger Role for Government in Daily Lifep. 231
Continuity and Change: American Communities at the End of the 1930sp. 257
Notesp. 301
For Further Readingp. 305
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781566635844
ISBN-10: 1566635845
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 30th June 2004
Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.17  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.45