Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940 by David E. Kyvig
How Americans Lived Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression

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The twenties and thirties witnessed dramatic changes in American life: increasing urbanization, technological innovation, cultural upheaval, and economic disaster. In this fascinating book, the prize-winning historian David E. Kyvig describes everyday life in these decades, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, when radio and the movies became broadly popular. The details of work life, domestic life, and leisure activities make engrossing reading and bring the era clearly into focus.

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DAVID E. KYVIG is Presidential Research Professor and Professor of History at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution (winner of the 1997 Bancroft Prize) and the editor of Unintended Consequences of Constitutional Amendment (2000), Reagan and the World (Praeger, 1990) and New Day/New Deal: A Bibliography of the Great American Depression, 1929-1941 (Greenwood, 1988).
Published June 30, 2004 by Ivan R. Dee. 350 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Kyvig also documents the massive impact—most of it negative—of Prohibition, a sign of the federal government's growing impact on people's lives, an impact greatly heightened by the New Deal.

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