By George Parker Anderson
American Modernism: 1914-1945 covers American literature through the time of warfare and melancholy within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. This new study consultant brings this crucial literary interval to lifestyles, delivering scholars with thoughts for learning and writing.
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In May 1933, the new president sent his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, to meet with its leaders. Although no specific legislation was enacted for the veterans, many of them found employment in the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of several major “New Deal” programs—including the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and the Tennessee Valley Authority—passed in the first one hundred days of the Roosevelt administration to provide immediate relief to those in need.
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For more than two years the United States remained officially neutral, though its Lend-Lease program and other policies supported Britain and France, and later the Soviet Union, in their conflict with Germany and Italy, as well as China in its struggle against Japan. The United States entered the war after the 7 December 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In the European theater American and Allied forces fought in North Africa and Italy before invading German-occupied France at Normandy on D day, 6 June 1944.
American Modernism, 1914-1945 (Research Guide to American Literature) by George Parker Anderson