Terry A. Cooney, Balancing Acts: American Thought and Culture in the1930s.(R)
Alfred Kazin, On Native Grounds.
Michael Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory.
Warren Susman, Culture as History: The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century. (R)
T.H. Watkins, The Great Depression: America in the 1930s.(R)
Richard Guy Wilson, The Machine Age in America. (R)
1/17: Organization and Introduction
1/22: Public MemoryReading:
NOTE: No class meeting Friday, 02/02
Terry Cooney, Balancing Acts (R).
Daniel Aaron and Robert Bendiner, eds., The Strenuous Decade: A Social and Intellectual Record of the 1930s.
Martha Banta, Taylored Lives: Narrative Productions in the Age of Taylor, Veblen, and Ford.
Arthur Asa Berger, The Comic Stripped American.
Alan Jenkins, The Thirties.
Roland Marchand, Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity, 1920-1940.
Richard Pell, Radical Visions and American Dreams.
Gilbert Seldes, The Seven Lively Arts.
Daniel Singal, The War Within: From Victorian to Moderninst Thought in the South, 1919-1945..
Harold Stearns, ed., America Now: An Inquiry into Civilization in the United States.
Harold Stearns, Rediscovering America.
Warren Susman, ed., Culture as Commitment.
Cecelia Tichi, from Shifting Gears
Huey P. Long, Every Man a King.
Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy.
Voices from the Dustbowl
Warren J. Belasco, Toward a Culinary Common Denomiator: The Rise of Howard Johnsons, 1925-1940
Joseph Irrante, The Road to Autopia: The Automobile and the Spatial Transformation of American Culture.
Alfred Haworth Jones, The Search for a Usable Past in the New Deal Era
Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday.
James Truslow Adams, The Epic of America.
Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization.
Van Wyck Brooks, The Flowering of New England.
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Stuart Chase, Mexico: A Study of Two Cultures.
Charles Hearn, The American Dream in the Great Depression.
Douglas Southall Freeman, R.E.Lee.
John Gunther, Inside Europe.
Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin.
Andrew Bergman, We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films
Robert Sklar, Movie Made America: A Social History of American Movies.
Melvin Ely, The Adventures of Amos and Andy: A Social History of an American Phenomenon.
Its a Wonderful Life
The Wizard of Oz
The Maltese Falcon
Gone With the Wind
Song of the South
It Happened One Night
Peter Stanfield, An Octaroon in the Kindling: American Vernacular and Blackface Minstrelsy in 1930s Hollywood
Eric Barnouw, A Tower and Babel.
Eric Barnouw, The Golden Web.
Marilyn Boemer, The Children's Hour.
Alan Brinkley, Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression.
Frank Buxton, The Big Broadcast: 1920-1950.
John Dunning, Tune in Yesterday.
Melvin Ely, The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy: A Social History of an American Phenomenon.
Jim Harmon, The Great Radio Heroes.
Amy Henderson, On the Air.
Library of Congress, Radio Broadcasts in the Library of Congress, 1920-1941.
J. Fred MacDonald, Don't Touch That Dial.
Smithsonian Old Time Radio Series (Comedy, Science Fiction, History, Showbiz Teams, Detectives, Childrens' Radio, etc.)
James Thurber, Soapland in The Best of Me.
Margaret T. McFadden, 'America's Boyfriend who Can't Get a Date:' Gender, Race, and the Cultural Work of the Jack Benny Program, 1932-1936.
AS@UVA: On the Air
Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliograhies
Bibliography of Comics Reprints
Little Orphan Annie
Robert H. Abell and David M. White, eds., The Funnies: An American Idiom.
RPI Comics Resource Page
Stephen Becker, Comic Art in America.
Richard Fitzgerald, Art and Politics: Cartoonists of the Masses and Liberator.
Ian Gordon, Comic Strips and Consumer Culture: 1890-1945
Dick Lupoff and Don Thompson, All in Color for a Dime.
Rick Marschall, ed., The Komplete Kolor Krazy Kat.
David M. White and Robert Abel: The Funnies: An American Idiom.
William Murrell, A History of American Graphic Humor.
Coulton Waugh, The Comics.
Margaret Bourke-White, You Have Seen Their Faces.
Walker Evans, et al.
Jack Hurley, Portrait of a Decade; Roy Stryker and the Development of Documentary Photography in the 1930s.
Hank O'Neal, A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People, 1935-1945.
William Stott, Documentary Expression and Thirties America.
Henry Cowell, ed., American Composers on American Music.
Woody Guthrie, Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People.
P. Oliver,, M. Harrison, and W. Balcom, The New Grove: Gospel, Blues and Jazz With Spirtuals and Ragtime.
Charles Schwartz, Gershwin, His Life and Music.
George T. Simon, The Big Bands.
Nicholas Tawa, Serenading the Eagle: American Musical Life 1925-1945.
Kenneth Cameron, America on Film : Hollywood and American History.
Philip Davies, ed., Representing and Imagining America.
Michael Pitts, Hollywood and American History.
Eugene Rostow, Born to Lose: The Gangster Film in America.
Welsh Arts Council, Selling Dreams: British and American Film Posters 1890-1976.
Alfred Kazin, On Native Grounds, pp. 239-406.
Louis Adamic, My America.
James Agee and Walker Evans, Let us Now Praise Famous Men.
American Stuff: An Anthologyof Prose and Verse by Members of the Federal Writers' Project.
Nathan Asch, The Road: In Search of America.
John Dos Passos, U.S.A.
James T. Farrell, Studs Lonigan.
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom.
William Faulkner, The Hamlet.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, TheLast Tycoon.
Upton Sinclair, ed., The Cry for Justice.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath.
Nathaniel West, Miss Lonely Hearts.
Nathaniel West, The Day of the Locust.
Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel.
Edmund Wilson, American Earthquake: A Documentary of the Twenties and Thirties.
Richard Wright, Native Son.
Richard Wright, Uncle Tom's Children.
02/26:Searching for the Real Thing
03/05: The Machine Age: Art, Architecture and Design.
Richard Guy Wilson, et al, The Machine Age in America. (R)
Richard Guy Wilson et al, The Machine Age in America. (R)
Charles C. Alexander, Here the Country Lies: Nationalism and the Arts in 20th Century America.
Jonathan Harris, Federal Art and National Culture: The Politics of Identity in New Deal America
Martin Grief, Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America.
Janet Kardon, ed., Craft in the Machine Age.
Richard McKinzie, The New Deal for Artists.
Karal Ann Marling, Wall-to-Wall America.
Jeffry L. Meikle, Twentieth_Century Limited: Industrial Design in America, 1925-1939.
Walter D. Teague, Design This Day.
Allen Trachtenberg, Brooklyn Bridge.
Sue Bridewell Beckham, Depression Post Office Murals and
Norman Bel Geddes, Magic Motorways.
Lorraine B. Diehl, The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station.
James J. Flink, The Automobile Age.
03/26: The 1930s Project.
04/02:Workshop I: Project Design
04/16: Workshop III:
04/23: Workshop IV:
04/30: Workshop V:
05/04-05/11: Final Examinations
NOTE: Projects due 05/11
To Do (Before beginning of Summer Session, June 11)