Dancing in the Dark
A Cultural History of the Great Depression
ISBN10: 0393072258 ISBN13: 9780393072259 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Sep 14 2009 Pages: 576 Weight: 2.25lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
A cultural history of the 1930s by the author of Gates of Eden explores the anxiety, despair, and optimism of the period while evaluating such factors as the Dust Bowl migrations, "screwball comedy," and swing band music to evaluate how period culture provided a dynamic lift to the country's morale.