The Uncertainty of Everyday Life: 1915-1945
Harvey Green (Chief Historian, Rochester, New York, USA)
This account of life in the United States during the turbulent times of the Jazz Age, the Depression and both World Wars reveals the many problems and change brought on by urbanization, consumerism and rising racism in the South. Chapters focus on how these changes affected industry, recreation, the progress of medicine, health and food supplies, housing, schools and churches, and sex and the new freedom. With jobs and wages unpredictable, labour unrest constant, and savings vanishing in the stock market, this book delineates the uncertainty that hovered over the daily lives of many Americans. Harvey Green is the author of "Light of the Home" and "Fit for America".