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Literature and the Press of the Great Depression
Transcript of Literature and the Press of the Great Depression
- - - Life Magazine: Main Themes Well-Known books from the Great Depression: Man Behind the Press The Press/Headlines . *Diversion from trouble
*Humor Piper, Watty The Little Engine That Could
Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie
Brunhoff, Jean de The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins
White, T. H. The Sword in the Stone
Rey, H. A. Curious George
Bemelemans, Ludwig Madeline
Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins
John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath A new planet discovered beyond Neptune has been named "Pluto"
Uruguay wins soccer's first World Cup
Amy Johnson becomes the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia
Gandhi leads march against British salt taxes
Congress establishes the Veterans Administration to aid former servicemen and their dependents . . *Henry R. Luce started a chain of periodicals such as Time, Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated.
*The First magazine he started was made in 1923, It was called Time.
*He said he founded these publications as an effort to educate a poorly informed U.S. public.
*He was born in April 03, 1898 and died in February 28, 1967.
*Henry Luce studied at Yale University
*By 1941 The Revenues from all of Luce’s Enterprises reached 45 million.
*In the 1940’s correspondents in Washington read time more than any other magazine.
*In 1930 Henry Luce started publishing the business magazine Fortune.
*In 1936 Henry Luce Started publishing Life
*In 1954 Henry Luce Started publishing Sports Illustrated.
*He was a member of the Skull and Bones. It was a secret society at Yale University. Resources: Images: Dr Suess: * Bottom two are by Dr.Suess http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/henry-luce/henry-r-luce-and-the-rise-of-the-american-news-media/650/
http://news.temple.edu/news/great-depression-great-creativity-0 Fun Facts: -The themes of crashing stock markets and poverty are in many well known books from the Depression, but a good number of the most popular novels offered an escape from the worries during the depression. Many of the books in the next slide are examples of this Theme. The lives of the rich and powerful in the city were considered news during the Great Depression.
Housewives read the society feature pages to see what the lives of the upper class were like.
To this day, Americans love to know whats happening to celebrities.
Americans from the depression were more interested in the wealth of the celebrity rather than their lives
Pantuom of the Great Depression by Donald Justice:
We gathered on porches; the moon rose; we were poor.
And time went by, drawn by slow horses.
Somewhere beyond our windows shone the actual world.
The Great Depression had entered our souls like fog. Excerpt From a Poem Written in the 1930s Was first introduced during the Depression
Wrote many political cartoons
Made army training exercise videos
Got kicked off of school newspaper
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
He first came up with the word "nerd"
He came up with the rhythm of his first book "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"
because it matched the rhythm of the engine on his way back from Europe. Mulberry Street was where his grandmother Lived.