Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1939: Decades of Promise and Pain

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Contents
Preface ix
1. The Circumstances of American Life in 1920 1
2. Automobiles and the Construction of Daily Life 21
3. Electricity and the Conditions of Daily Life 43
4. Radio and the Connecting of Daily Lives 59
5. Cinema and the Extension of Experience 77
6. Carrying on Day by Day: Life’s Basics 91
7. Carrying on Year to Year: Making a Life 113
8. Conflict, Crime, and Catastrophe: The Disruptions of Daily Life 139
9. Culture for the Masses: The Standardizing of Daily Life 159
10. Crisis: The Impact of the Great Depression 177
11. Creating the New Deal: A Larger Role for Government in Daily Life 195
12. Continuity and Change: America at the End of the 1930s 217
For Further Reading 253
Index 261

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