The nickel and dime decade : American popular culture during the 1930s /

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Main Author: Best, Gary Dean.
Format: Book
Published:Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
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Shows that, despite some similarities, popular culture in the 1930s was different from that in the 1920s, and not only because of the Great Depression. The book describes a period of quiet desperation and shifting values, in which nickels and dimes replaced dollars as popular cultural currency.

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Physical Description:xiv, 168 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-161) and index.
ISBN:027594395X (alk. paper)
Author Notes:

GARY DEAN BEST is Professor of History at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He is the author of The Politics of American Individualism (Greenwood, 1975), To Free A People (Greenwood, 1982), Herbert Hoover: The Postpresidential Years (2 volumes, 1983), Pride, Prejudice, and Politics: Roosevelt versus Recovery 1993-1938 (Praeger, 1992), FDR and the Bonus Marchers, 1933-1935 (Praeger, 1992), and The Critical Press and the New Deal: The Press versus Presidential Power, 1933-1938 (Praeger, 1993), as well as numerous essays in scholarly books and journals. He has held fellowships from the American Historical Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan from 1974 to 1975.

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