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The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Lawrence W. Levine


In this book, fourteen chapters, written over two decades, cover American history, historiography, aspects of black culture, and American popular culture (during the Great Depression). Some deal with such related topics as the transfer of African culture to America, Marcus Garvey as a black leader, the development of black culture in the 1920s, and the role of jazz in American culture. Several chapters involve recent concern with American popular culture during the Great Depression of the 1930s, including such areas as film, radio, and photography. These chapters offer fresh insights into the ... More

Keywords: American culture, black culture, Great Depression, African culture, Marcus Garvey, jazz, film, radio, photography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195082975
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence W. Levine, author
University of California, Berkeley