Great Depression and the Middle Class
Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941
Routledge – 2007 – 216 pages
Great Depression and the Middle Class: Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941 explores how middle-class college students navigated the rocky terrain of Depression-era culture, job market, dating marketplace, prospective marriage prospects, and college campuses by using expert-penned advice and business ideology to make sense of their situation.
1. Introduction 2. Why Are We Here? How Do We Sell it? Life on Campus, 1930-1934 3. Ritual, Tradition and Standardization, 1931-1935 4. Rating and Dating, 1935-1940 5. Romanticism and Fatalism: Compassionate Marriage and Its Discontents, 1935-1940. Conclusion
Mary C. McComb received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the George Washington University.