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The cultural front : the laboring of American culture in the twentieth century

Author: Michael Denning
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2010 ed.]View all editions and formats
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A panoramic history of the culture of Depression-era America and the Popular Front.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Denning
ISBN: 9781844674640 1844674649
OCLC Number: 646399671
Notes: "Paperback updated with a new afterword ... 2010"--T, p. verso.
Description: xx, 580 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The left and American culture. Waiting for Lefty --
Anatomy of the cultural front. Marching on May Day. Ballads for Americans --
Formations of the cultural front. The decline and fall of the Lincoln republic. "The literary class war" : rethinking proletarian literature. "The tenement thinking". Grapes of wrath : "The art and science of migratin'". Labor on review : 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 --
Conclusions, The old left : eleven outlined epitaphs --
The success and failure of the cultural front.
Responsibility: Michael Denning.
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" A truly wonderful piece of history.A" The Progressive As fresh a synthesis of the distinctive culture of the 1930s and 1940s as you are likely to find anywhere.A" Times Literary Supplement An Read more...

 
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