By David Eldridge
В этой книге предлагается краткий обзор главных культурных событий Америки в 30-х годах XX века: в области литературы и театра, музыки и радио, кино и фотографии, живописи и дизайна, а также ведущей роли федерального правительства в развитии искусств. Книга помогает понять культурные импульсы радикализма, национализма и бегство от действительности, характерные для Соединенных Штатов в 1930-е.Образцы сканов:
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67 Other accounts of the decade also demonstrate that the social vision of the New Deal extended well into the Second World War and beyond. 2 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Repeal of Prohibition Bill, December 1933 (The Art Archive/Culver Pictures). 68 For all that the sit-down strikes of 1937 sought to seize control of the means of production, the CIO’s demands were not communistic. John L. Lewis’s principal demand was simply the recognition of the United Auto Workers as the legitimate bargaining agent for General Motors employees.
80 This was particularly true of the ‘fireside chat’ radio broadcasts that became one of the signatures of his presidency, in which he exuded confidence and ‘refused’ to submit to the disaster. 81 Certainly FDR’s convalescence provided an opportunity for Eleanor herself to become his ‘social conscience’, as she stood in for him at political functions during this time and became a key conduit for bringing social reform and human rights issues to his attention. Indeed, as he resumed his political career, these concerns became the The Intellectual Context 21 marker of his governorship of New York.
41 He turned that year’s State of the Union address into a blatant political speech as well, relishing the fact that the forces of ‘entrenched greed’ had become ‘unanimous in their hate for me’. 42 To continue the fight, he then called for taxes as high as 79 per cent on the largest incomes, stiffer inheritance taxes, and taxes on corporate income and profits. This was the New Deal promising to ‘soak the rich’. As David Kennedy argues, however, this moment of ‘radicalism’ was more a ‘carefully staged performance’ than an ideology.
American Culture in the 1930s by David Eldridge