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The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

John Marsh

Abstract

The Emotional Life of the Great Depression documents how Americans responded emotionally to the crisis of the Great Depression. Unlike most books about the 1930s, which focus almost exclusively on the despair of the American people during the decade, The Emotional Life of the Great Depression explores the 1930s through other, equally essential emotions: righteousness, panic, fear, awe, love, and hope. In expanding the canon of Great Depression emotions, the book draws on an eclectic archive of sources, including the ravings of a would-be presidential assassin, stock market investment handbooks ... More

Keywords: The Great Depression, emotion, righteousness, panic, fear, awe, love, hope, Social Security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198847731
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198847731.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Marsh, author
Associate Professor of English, The Pennsylvania State University