These mainly deal with subjects of thought and culture cinema fiction poetry drama architecture music art and popular comic strips books the book is effective in illustrating the dichotomy of the american spirit as well as some unifying themes like gender roles and consumerism. Richly researched but still not fully convincing william graebner addresses himself to a much ignored period of american history the 1940s the decade is either ignored for focus on world war ii as is the case from the years 1941 to 1945 or ignored completely erased in jump cut from vj day to the levittown 1950s. In this highly regarded volume graebner examines american culture from a variety of perspectives encompassing art architecture film literature music dance pop culture and political and scientific thought. Get this from a library the age of doubt american thought and culture in the 1940s william graebner the trauma of war and cold war the shattering revelation of the murder of millions of european jews the discovery of nuclear fission and the use of an atomic bomb on civilians at hiroshima and . The age of doubt american thought and culture in the 1940s boston twayne publishers mla citation graebner william the age of doubt american thought and culture in the 1940s william graebner twayne publishers boston 1990 australian harvard citation graebner william
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