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Date Created: 09/27/15
HIST 3344 week 4 923 Class US has huge underclass Country has looked at poverty differently than Europe then the depression came Anglo Americans expected a lot and afterduring depression it shook their thinking Why have we never had socialist in this country 39You get what you earn39 thinking quotyou don39t work you don39t eatquot Traditional view of social mobility Foreign ideologies Germany rst country to give 39social security39 in 1880 Socialism and communism came from Europeans Anarchism Long tradition of American anarchist were always immigrants Why were US industrial workers meaner than European Geographic mobility Moving hurts the power of unionssocial mobility No racial animosity in the English workforce When England gave men the right to vote what parties were established Labor party reps workers not in US 0 Our parties don39t have a class af liation When talkies come around it39s a lot about upper class Being an aristocrat was ok Audience did not relate to them but admired them 192039s have love affair with aristocracy Values were changing in a rapid way 925 1930 Everything changes Everyone loves the urban af uent culture How to deal after the depression Escapism New comedy screwball Speaks to depression time period A comedy of two people falling in love from different sides of the tracks The man always working class the woman a debutante No one cares if barmaid is in distress Start to make fun of the upper class After WWI Europeans saw class differently Resentment against the upper class Europeans gave rights to working class But not in US no resentment Another way to deal with depression Criminalgangster films pressing social problems To show what some people turned to during the depression By 193039s the urban environment turns 39criminal39 city not so great now West reps innocencerenewal City did represent progress and now sin