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Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work, and Fiction in the American 1930s Hardcover – November, 1995

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"Carefully researched and detailed . . . Cultural constructions of gender roles continue to be powerfully affected by economic conditions. Hapke gives us a probing analysis of the way this process shaped the lives of Depression-era Americans."--New York Times Book Review

"A masterful integration of history and literature . . . This is a groundbreaking work, outstanding for its clarity, scope, exemplary scholarship, and wealth of fact and insight."--Choice

"[Hapke's] historical overview of the period is impressive."--Women's Review of Books
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Laura Hapke is a professor of English at Pace University in New York City. She is the author of Tales of the Working Girl: Wage-earning Women in American Literature, 1890-1925 and The Worker in American Fiction: Texts and Contexts.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr (November 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820317187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820317182
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,148,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthonybug on December 21, 2010
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Anyone wishing to write an accurate research paper giving fair representation to the true accomplishments of the women of the Great Depression must read this book. Insightful, "no-filler - all relevant", and helpful guide. -AXF
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