American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

The Middle Class in the Great Depression

Popular Women’s Novels of the 1930s

Authors: Haytock, Jennifer

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About this book

In contrast to most studies of literature from the Great Depression which focus on representations of poverty, labor, and radicalism, this project analyzes popular representations of middle class life.

About the authors

Jennifer Haytock is Professor and Chair in the English Department at The College at Brockport, SUNY, USA, where she teaches twentieth-century American literature. She has published At Home, At War: Domesticity and World War I in American Literature and Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism, as well as articles on Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, and more.

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'Haytock provides excellent close readings of her primary texts, demonstrating that middlebrow women writers were grappling with the Depression as much as their working-class sisters. The Middle Class in the Great Depression is lively and well structured, with chapters devoted to a wide array of authors and corresponding themes, including the negotiation of 'normalcy,' class, family life, violence, and work.' - Lisa Botshon, Professor of English, University of Maine at Augusta, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction Popular Women’s Literature, Class, and the Great Depression

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 1-14

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  • History, Normalcy, and Daily Life: Margaret Ayer Barnes and Jessie Redmon Fauset

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 15-46

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  • Women Exploring Class: Fannie Hurst, Edna Ferber, and Katharine Brush

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 47-79

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  • Family Life in Depressed America: Josephine Johnson and Josephine Lawrence

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 81-113

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  • Single Women, Violence, and Class: Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Haytock, Jennifer

    Pages 115-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Middle Class in the Great Depression
Book Subtitle
Popular Women’s Novels of the 1930s
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34720-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137347206
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30916-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45634-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 205
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