Dancing in the Dark

A Cultural History of the Great Depression

by Morris Dickstein

Hardcover, 598 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $29.95 | purchase

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Dancing in the Dark
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A Cultural History of the Great Depression
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Morris Dickstein

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Book Summary

A cultural history of the 1930s 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.