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Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940 How Americans Lived Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression

ISBN-10: 1566635845
ISBN-13: 9781566635844
Edition: 2004
Authors: David E. Kyvig
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Description: 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 Kyvig describes everyday  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

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 Kyvig describes everyday life in these decades, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, when radio and the movies became broadly popular.

Preface
The Circumstances of American Life in 1920
Automobiles and the Construction of Daily Life
Electricity and the Conditions of Daily Life
Radio and the Connecting of Daily Lives
Cinema and the Extension of Experience
Carrying on Day by Day: Life's Basics
Carrying on Year by Year: Making a Life
Conflict, Crime, and Catastrophe: The Disruptions of Daily Life
Culture for the Masses: The Standardizing of Daily Life
Crisis: The Impact of the Great Depression
Creating the New Deal: A Larger Role for Government in Daily Life
Continuity and Change: American Communities at the End of the 1930s
Notes
For Further Reading
Index

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