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  • ISBN: 9780275960643
  • ISBN10: 0275960641

From Depression to War American Society in Transition--1939

by August C. Bolino

  • List Price: $132.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Publish date: 05/01/1998
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Description: Poised on the verge of World War II, America in 1939 was a land of contrasts. The nation was finally pulling out of the Great Depression, but war-clouds gathered on the horizon. Scientific developments offered promising new advances, yet they would soon become the tools of war. This study offers a detailed look at life in this watershed year to determine how Americans understood the conditions of their day and how they turned to escapism when their burdens became too heavy. From the royal visit to the World's Fairs, most Americans looked ahead to a brighter future. Professional athletics, Hollywood films, and the Big Bands were a welcome diversion from hard times and troubling events abroad in Europe and Asia. This account highlights the most important political, economic, and social concerns of 1939.
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