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Cultural Front The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 1859841708

ISBN-13: 9781859841709

Edition: 1998

Authors: Michael Denning

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Denning illuminates the radical movement of artists and intellectuals, activists and workers, which strove to create a genuinely democratic popular culture in America during the 1930s.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 7/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 594
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Left and American Culture
Waiting for Lefty
Anatomy of the Cultural Front
Marching on May Day: Cultural Politics
Ballads for Americans: Aesthetic Ideologies
Formations of the Cultural Front
The Decline and Fall of the Lincoln Republic: Dos Passos's U.S.A.
"The Literary Class War": Rethinking Proletarian Literature
"The Tenement Thinking": Ghetto Pastorals
Grapes of Wrath: "The Art and Science of Migratin"
Labor on Revue: The Popular Front Musical Theater
Cabaret Blues
The Politics of Magic: Orson Welles's Allegories of Anti-Fascism
"Who's Afraid of Big Bad Walt?" Disney's Radical Cartoonists
American Culture and Socialist Theory
Conclusion: The Old Left: Eleven Outlined Epitaphs
Notes
Index