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By Philip R. Yannella

This ebook situates American literature from the good melancholy to the current day in its ancient context

  • Explores the concerns that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present
  • Draws on a number of records from journal and newspaper debts to govt experiences and significant non-fiction
  • The ebook covers political ferment of the Nineteen Thirties; post-World battle II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic switch; juvenile delinquency, psychological ailment and the notion of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration
  • Designed to be suitable with the foremost anthologies of literature from the period
  • Equips scholars and normal readers with the mandatory ancient context had to comprehend the writings from this era and gives unique and necessary readings that display how context contributes to meaning
  •  Includes a ancient timeline, that includes key literary works, American presidents, and old events

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American Literature in Context after 1929

This ebook situates American literature from the nice melancholy to the current day in its historic context Explores the concerns that engaged American writers from 1929 to the current attracts on quite a number files from journal and newspaper bills to executive studies and significant non-fiction The booklet covers political ferment of the Nineteen Thirties; post-World warfare II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic swap; juvenile delinquency, psychological affliction and the conception of the U.

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Its leaders, they said, believed in legal change, electoral politics, and nonviolence. ” The Smith Act prosecutors declared all of the defense statements to be “mere talk” and “empty phrases” and argued that the leaders were guilty of advocating the violent overthrow of the government because they believed in “Marxism-Leninism,” which they defined 4 Sam Roberts, “Figure in Rosenberg Case Admits to Soviet Spying,” New York Times, September 11, 2008, p. A1. Anti-Communism 37 as an international conspiracy to create violent revolutions wherever possible.

Requiring no stage and no scenery, it was performed in many cities by amateur groups and before long was recognized as one of the great examples, perhaps the primary example, of the power of literature as a weapon. Waiting for Lefty taught audiences fundamental Communist beliefs about capitalism: that big business was totally focused on profit and was not “sentimental over human life,” that it thought consumers were helpless sheep, that it manufactured poison gas for profit, that it liked its skilled workers to stay sober but wanted its “Pollacks and niggers” to drink because drinking “keeps them out of mischief,” and that it tried to destroy unions and divide the working class.

Hiss denied knowing Chambers, then admitted knowing him but denied supplying the Soviets with confidential State Department information. The dispute played out in public hearings before the Committee, with Chambers producing evidence in Hiss’s handwriting and on Hiss’s typewriter and Hiss alleging that he was being framed. The HUAC case was pressed by Congressman Richard Nixon, later the US President. Ultimately, Hiss was convicted of perjury in Federal court because of his HUAC testimony and served three years and eight months of a five-year prison term.

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