Morris Dickstein - Dancing In The Dark

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this marvelous history of the 1930s Depression, CCNY historian Dickstein has married history and culture to produce a lively look at “the books, films of an era: the stories they told, the fears and hopes they expressed.” He shows that culture both reflects and influences “how people understand their own lives and how they cope with social and economic malaise.” Considering the outstanding entertainment that was produced in the 30s—movies, theatre, and books like The Grapes of Wrath and Native Son, photography, and music—makes us ask whether we have the spirit and talent to rise to that cultural level in our present economic malaise.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Non Fiction
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393072259
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2009

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