Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shaping of American Political Culture, Volume 1
M.E. Sharpe, 2001 - Business & Economics - 154 pages
How did Americans respond to the economic catastrophe of 1929? In what ways did the social and cultural responses of the American people inform the politics of the period? Conversely, how did changes in political beliefs alter cultural activities? This volume presents a series of intriguiing essays that examine these and related questions. The much-studied presidency of FDR is examined through a very distinctive set of lenses: The representation of FDR in film and popular culture, discussions of New Deal art and art policy, the social and political meanings of political architecture, 30s music, and many more. Anyone interested in the New Deal era -- from the perspectives of social and cultural history, political science, popular culture, political history, among others -- will find this volume a welcome addition to the literature on FDR and the New Deal.
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Introduction and Summary
The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow
Art Architecture and Music of the 1930s
A Reassessment of New Deal Art
Heroes in Texas Post Office Murals
Louisianas Depression Era Economy
WPA Buildings in Northwest Louisiana
The WPAs Forgotten Muse
List of Contributors
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