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15.5: Conclusion

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    • Angela L Miller, Janet Catherine Berlo, Bryan J Wolf, and Jennifer L Roberts
    • Washington University in St. Louis, University of Rochester, Stanford University and Harvard University
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    The impulse to ground modernism in an older American vernacular, beginning in the 1910s, reached full flower a decade later with the growing aesthetic appreciation for homegrown culture. In the 1930s, the WPA, a branch of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, further facilitated the artistic and cultural recovery of regional, ethnic, and "folk" arts and crafts. The search for roots had occasionally encouraged clannishness, driven by the polarizing language of identity and difference. In the next chapter we consider visual forms associated with the Depression era, and directed at identifying not differences but broad democratic commonalities during a decade of national crisis.


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