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The Resource Everything was better in America : print culture in the Great Depression, David Welky

Everything was better in America : print culture in the Great Depression, David Welky

Label
Everything was better in America : print culture in the Great Depression
Title
Everything was better in America
Title remainder
print culture in the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
David Welky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a counterpart to research on the 1930s that has focused on liberal and radical writers calling for social revolution, Welky offers this study of how mainstream culture shaped and disseminated a message affirming conservative middle-class values and assuring its readers that holding to these values would get them through hard times. Through analysis of the era's most popular newspaper stories, magazines, and books, Welky examines how voices both outside and within the media debated the purposes of literature and the meaning of cultural literacy in a mass democracy
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welky, David
Dewey number
071.3/09043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4867
LC item number
.W45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American newspapers
  • American periodicals
  • Publishers and publishing
Label
Everything was better in America : print culture in the Great Depression, David Welky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "A time not to rock the boat" -- Part One: Newspapers -- The Press encounters the New Deal -- Kidnapping America's child -- Olympic feats of Americanism -- The Gumps: America's comic-strip family -- Part Two: Magazines -- How to slant a magazine -- Life, the war, and everything -- Defining womanhood in the Ladies' Home Journal -- Patriot number one, the man of steel -- Part Three: Books -- Mainstreaming the book industry -- Finding security in best sellers -- Ellery Queen restores order -- Gone with the wind, but not forgotten -- Conclusion: "Everything was better in America."
Control code
176861826
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780252032998
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)176861826
Label
Everything was better in America : print culture in the Great Depression, David Welky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "A time not to rock the boat" -- Part One: Newspapers -- The Press encounters the New Deal -- Kidnapping America's child -- Olympic feats of Americanism -- The Gumps: America's comic-strip family -- Part Two: Magazines -- How to slant a magazine -- Life, the war, and everything -- Defining womanhood in the Ladies' Home Journal -- Patriot number one, the man of steel -- Part Three: Books -- Mainstreaming the book industry -- Finding security in best sellers -- Ellery Queen restores order -- Gone with the wind, but not forgotten -- Conclusion: "Everything was better in America."
Control code
176861826
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780252032998
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)176861826

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