American Culture in the 1940s (Twentieth-Century American by Jacqueline Foertsch

By Jacqueline Foertsch

This booklet explores the key cultural sorts of Nineteen Forties the US - fiction and non-fiction; tune and radio; movie and theatre; critical and renowned visible arts - and key texts, traits and figures, from local Son to Citizen Kane, from Hiroshima to HUAC, and from Dr Seuss to Bob wish. After discussing the dominant principles that tell the Forties the e-book culminates with a bankruptcy at the 'culture of war'. instead of splitting the last decade at 1945, Jacqueline Foertsch argues persuasively that the Nineteen Forties may be taken as an entire, looking for hyperlinks among wartime and postwar American tradition. Key good points: * concentrated case stories that includes key texts, genres, writers, artists and cultural developments * specific chronology of Forties American tradition * Bibliographies for every bankruptcy * 20 black and white illustrations

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Developing arguments – regarding the ‘banality of evil’ – that would play a central role in her controversial book, Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Arendt in this essay sees Heinrich Himmler as a ‘bourgeois . . 20 Finally, ‘those who actively organise an anti-Nazi underground movement in Germany today would meet a speedy death if they failed to act and talk precisely like Nazis. ’21 In ‘Concentration Camps’, an essayreview published in Partisan Review in 1948, Arendt explored the jarring juxtaposition of unspeakable monstrousness and the indifferent bystander: ‘Without concentration camps, without the undefined fear they inspire and the very well-defined training they offer in totalitarian domination, .

S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, South Pacific (musical) Jule Styne and Leo Robin, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (comedy) xxxi Chronology Film Radio Music Art 1948 Oscars awarded – Hamlet wins Best Picture and Best Actor (Laurence Olivier) All the King’s Men (Robert Rossen) Pinky (Elia Kazan and John Ford) Intruder in the Dust (Clarence Brown) The Heiress (William Wyler) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford) The Third Man (Carol Reed) White Heat (Raoul Walsh) Adam’s Rib (George Cukor) Cinderella (Walt Disney) Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (1949–62) Crime Does Not Pay (1949–52) Dr.

Merrill just after the war: citizens find it comparatively easy ‘to act together toward a goal’ and thus purge the attitudes which cause men to work at cross purposes. Under these conditions, the individual tends to be diverted from his own problems, whose unsuccessful solution in peacetime may disorganise him. 35 Yet Executive Order 8802 and the Fair Employment Practices Committee created by it came into being only when African American labour leader A. 38 Massive race riots erupted in Harlem, Detroit, and Los Angeles in 1943 when white locals resented the influx of black, Latino, and Asian war-workers into shipyards and factories.

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