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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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Hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, this vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism of distressed Americans during the Great Depression. Morris Dickstein has brought together a staggering range of material, from epic Dust Bowl migrations to zany screwball comedies, elegant dance musicals, wildly popular swing bands, and streamlined art deco designs. Exploding the myth that Depression culture was merely escapist, Dickstein concentrates on the dynamic energy of the arts and the resulting lift they gave to the nation's morale. A fresh and exhilarating analysis of one of America's most remarkable artistic periods, Dickstein's Dancing in the Dark delivers a monumental critique.

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ISBN:
9781441762566
Author:
Dickstein, Morris
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
Hillgartner, Malcolm
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
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US History - 20th Century
Series:
Playaway Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20101131
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Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, this vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism of distressed Americans during the Great Depression. Morris Dickstein has brought together a staggering range of material, from epic Dust Bowl migrations to zany screwball comedies, elegant dance musicals, wildly popular swing bands, and streamlined art deco designs. Exploding the myth that Depression culture was merely escapist, Dickstein concentrates on the dynamic energy of the arts and the resulting lift they gave to the nation's morale. A fresh and exhilarating analysis of one of America's most remarkable artistic periods, Dickstein's Dancing in the Dark delivers a monumental critique.
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