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America in the Thirties

John Olszowka, Marnie M. Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, and Dennis Hickey
Foreword by John Robert Greene

Cloth 49.95L    |    978-0-8156-3380-8    |    2014

Paper $24.95s    |    978-0-8156-3378-5    |    2014

ebook 978-0-8156-5285-4


As the newest addition to the America in the Twentieth Century series, this book explores the complexity of America in what is considered its darkest era of the century. The decade stood in stark contrast to the carefree, happy-go-lucky days of the Roaring Twenties when prosperity appeared endless. The Stock Market Crash in October 1929 and the economic collapse it unleashed threatened the very foundations of America’s economic, political, and social institutions. The ecological disaster produced by the Dust Bowl ravaging the Great Plains only added to the suffering and misery. Yet the decade was not just one mired in complete disorder. The 1930s were also a vibrant period of innovation, transformation, and in some cases, even optimism.
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  America in the Thirties

  John Olszowka is associate professor of history at Mercyhurst University. Marnie M. Sullivan is associate professor of English at Mercyhurst University. Brian R. Sheridan is a lecturer in the Communications Department at Mercyhurst University. Dennis Hickey is associate professor in the History, Anthropology, and World Languages Department at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

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