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Modernity and the Great Depression
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Modernity and the Great Depression explores how the worst economic, social, and political crisis in the last century created the space for a national conversation about the ideals of modernity – order, planning, and reason.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction. Order, Planning, and Reason
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 1. The End of Times: Defining Modernity in the 1930s
  2. pp. 14-42
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  1. 2. A New Model Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Youth Administration, and Modernity
  2. pp. 43-81
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  1. 3. Salvation Awaits: Expositions, World’s Fairs, and Modernity
  2. pp. 82-118
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  1. 4. A Woman’s Place/A Family’s Hearth: Interior Decorators and Modernity
  2. pp. 119-151
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  1. 5. Sounds for the Modern Age: Music as Celebration of Modernity
  2. pp. 152-182
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  1. Epilogue. New Directions and Challenges: The Postwar Divide
  2. pp. 183-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-232
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 233-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-277
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  1. Back Cover
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