By Jacqueline Foertsch
This ebook explores the most important cultural types of Nineteen Forties the USA - fiction and non-fiction; track and radio; movie and theatre; critical and renowned visible arts - and key texts, tendencies and figures, from local Son to Citizen Kane, from Hiroshima to HUAC, and from Dr Seuss to Bob desire. After discussing the dominant rules that tell the Nineteen Forties the ebook 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 will be taken as a complete, searching out hyperlinks among wartime and postwar American tradition
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Soviet Union detonates its first atomic bomb (28 August). Television sales hit 60,000 per week. First Emmy Awards – Most Outstanding Television Personality: Shirley Dinsdale Layburn and her puppet Judy Splinters. Look magazine proclaims radio ‘doomed’ to takeover by television within three years. Board games: Candyland and Clue. Margaret Mead, Male and Female Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces William Faulkner wins Nobel Prize for literature Nelson Algren, The Man with the Golden Arm Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky Third Annual Tony Awards – Best Play: Death of a Salesman; Best Musical: Kiss Me, Kate Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for drama Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, Lost in the Stars (musical drama) Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman T.
40 In almost fifteen hundred well-worded, closely documented pages, Myrdal dissected the pathologies of white racism and the inequities of 14 American Culture in the 1940s black life in exhaustive detail. He examined stereotypes, jokes, misconceptions; disparities in African American living standards and violence against African Americans; and African American cultural life, including schools, churches, journalism, and leadership. Throughout, he interrogated the schizoid experience of blacks and whites in the United States: the hypocrisy of so-called Christian whites extolling socalled democracy and the double consciousness of black Americans who led lives in always-conflicting spheres.
And environmentalism in The Lorax . . The [nuclear] arms race is criticised in The Butter Battle Book, . . 30 Philip Nel observes that many of Seuss’s best-known children’s books confronted its readership with ethical imperatives similar to those posed by his cartoons: ‘Most of Seuss’s books . . conclude by inviting the reader to contemplate further the book’s message. ’31 9 10 American Culture in the 1940s As complex and pointed as were opinions on these question for western thinkers throughout the war, the debate in the United States was extinguished in an instant in the early morning of 7 December 1941.
American Culture in the 1940s by Jacqueline Foertsch