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“More Terrible than the Sword”: Emotions, Facts, and Gendered New Deal Narratives

Holly Allen

in Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the gender and racial contours of civic culture in the New Deal years. It considers how positive feelings of sympathy, pride, and reassurance combined with negative regard for ... More


The War to Save the Forgotten Man: Gender, Citizenship, and the Politics of Work Relief

Holly Allen

in Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the politics of federal relief and its implications for gender, race, and citizenship. It considers how the figure of the forgotten man came to represent unemployment during the ... More


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