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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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In the 1930s cars were the nation's symbol of leisure, convenience, and security. Middle-class and farming families were understandably reluctant to give up driving even in the worst years of the Depression. As the country reeled from the effects of the stock-market crash, the auto industry seemed resistant to the Depression. Sociologists Robert and Helen Lynd noted in 1932 that the Depression had not changed the public's commitment to automobiles. Car ownership, the Lynds concluded, was synonymous for many Americans with self-respect and the American dream.

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