The Popular Front in the American Century: Life Magazine, Margaret Bourke-White, and Consumer Realism, 1936-1941

  title={The Popular Front in the American Century: Life Magazine, Margaret Bourke-White, and Consumer Realism, 1936-1941},
  author={Chris Vials},
  journal={American Periodicals: A Journal of History \& Criticism},
  pages={102 - 74}
  • C. Vials
  • Published 13 April 2006
  • History
  • American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism
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