History through Literature: World Wars and the Quest for Order (1900 to 1955) DVD


SKU: DC985739
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 23

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Chronicles the dramatic events of the first fifty years of the century: the ravages of two wars, the hardship of economic depression, the exposure of Hitler's Holocaust, and the rise of communism in eastern Europe, China, and elsewhere. Discusses the response of the world's writers to this epoch of upheaval and reveals how their works interrogate human motivation and values. Highlights the writings of T.S. Eliot, Yeats, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Richard Wright and recounts how they commented on the savagery and emptiness of the time. Explores the inspirational writings of such authors as Du Bois, authors in the Harlem Renaissance, Steinbeck, and Gandhi. Includes Teacher's Guides