How was the cultural life of America in the period known as Great Depression?

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Culture in America was profoundly impacted by the poverty and lack of power caused by the economic crises of the time.  There was greater impact found in documentaries that depicted reality as it was.  Even fiction moved towards this realm such as in the works of John Steinbeck, who articulated the condition of the dispossessed.  The films of the time period were vastly different from the ornate and wealthy extravagance of the previous decade.  The...

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