And a Time for Hope: Americans in the Great Depression

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Index
Abbot, Edith, 55, 56, 260
Abbot, Robert S., as editor of Chicago Defender,241, 242, 243
Advertising: emphasis on modern ways, 164-165; parables for sales, 163, 164; using airplane symbolism, 164, 316
Affectionately, FDR: A Son's Story of a Lonely Man, 32-33
African Americans in Cotton South in 1930s: devotion to F.D.R, 128; fondness for children, 132-133; in- fluence of Joe Louis, 134-136; opti- mism about the future, 138-139; reaction to caste system, 124-128; reliance on religion, 128-132; tech- nology as a source of improved living and sense of progress, 133-136
African Americans in great cities in 1930s: Depression as source of racial solidarity, 237-238; deprivations in work and living conditions, 234-235; find social support in family and kin, 234; poverty among, 235-237; on relief and work relief, 243-244; sup- port from churches and newspapers, 239-242
Agee, James, 73
Agricultural Adjustment Administration
(AAA): Act, 47-48; effect on eco- nomic improvements, 47-48; effect on ousting reformers, 47; effect on sharecroppers and tenants, 47-48, 120
Akron, OH: municipal election, 1937, 212; worker solidarity, 208
Alabama Sharecroppers Union, 130, 138
Aldrich Family (radio), 193
Allen, Fred (radio), 192, 193, 194
Allen, Paul, 114
Ameche, Don (radio), 189
American Bankers Association, 50
American Communist Party: popular front strategy, 203; size and influ- ence, 202-203
American Federation of Labor (AFL): CIO seemingly dominant union, 205- 209 ; defection by CIO, 204-205; differences and conflicts between AFL and CIO, 204, 205, 216-217
Amos 'n' Andy (radio), 190, 191, 193
Amsterdam News, 265
Anderson, Sherwood, 65
Angelou, Maya: grandmother, 131; raising in Stamps, AR, 125-126; sense of racial solidarity, 125-126; shows impact of Joe Louis fight, 135- 136

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  • And a Time for Hope - Americans in the Great Depression *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Introduction *
  • 1 - A Troubled Nation, 1929-1934 *
  • 2 - The President *
  • 3 - The New Deal *
  • 4 - The American Scene *
  • 5 - Small Worlds Sustained *
  • 6 - Rural Worlds Confirmed *
  • 7 - African Americans in the Cotton South *
  • 8 - Seeing Tomorrow *
  • 9 - Americans Go to the Movies *
  • 10 - Americans Listen at Home *
  • 11 - American Workers *
  • 12 - Urban Support Systems *
  • 13 - Appeal of the Great Cities *
  • 14 - Conclusion *
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