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Title:
The 1940s
Author:
Sickels, Robert J.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780313312991
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Twelve narrative chapters chronicle the nation's survival during wartime and its path toward unforeseen cultural shifts in the years ahead. Included are chapter bibliographies, a timeline, a cost comparison, and a suggested reading list for students. This latest addition to Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable contribution to the study of American popular culture.


Author Notes

ROBERT SICKELS is Assistant Professor at Whitman College.


Table of Contents

Ray B. Browne
Series Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Timeline of the 1940sp. xix
Part I Life and Youth During the 1940sp. 1
Chapter 1. Everyday Americap. 3
Chapter 2. World of Youthp. 27
Part II Popular Culture of the 1940sp. 43
Chapter 3. Advertisingp. 45
Chapter 4. Architecturep. 65
Chapter 5. Fashionp. 79
Chapter 6. Foodp. 97
Chapter 7. Leisure Activitiesp. 111
Chapter 8. Literaturep. 131
Chapter 9. Musicp. 155
Chapter 10. Performing Artsp. 181
Chapter 11. Travelp. 205
Chapter 12. Visual Artsp. 219
Cost of Products in the 1940sp. 237
Notesp. 241
Bibliography and Further Readingp. 255
Indexp. 263