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Modernity and the Great Depression : the transformation of American society, 1930-1941

Author: Kenneth J Bindas
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2017.
Series: Culture America.
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Order, planning, and reason-in the depths of the Great Depression, with the nation teetering on the brink of collapse, this was what was needed. And this, Kenneth J. Bindas suggests, was what the ideas and ideals of modernity offered-a way to make sense of the chaos all around. InModernity and the Great Depression, Bindas offers a new perspective on the provenance and power of modernist thought and practice in early  Read more...
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Bindas, Kenneth J.
Modernity and the Great Depression.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2017
(DLC) 2016047591
(OCoLC)963747443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Bindas
ISBN: 9780700624010 0700624015
OCLC Number: 978352149
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Order, planning, and reason --
The end of times: defining modernity in the 1930s --
A new model army: the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Youth Administration, and modernity --
Salvation awaits: expositions, world's fairs, and modernity --
A woman's place, a family's hearth: interior decorators and modernity --
Sounds for the Modern Age: music as celebration of modernity --
Epilogue: new directions and challenges: the postwar divide.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Bindas.

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Explores how the worst economic, social, and political crisis in the last century created the space for a national conversation about the ideals of modernity order, planning, and reason.  Read more...

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