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Middletown II

In 1935, Robert Lynd traveled back to Muncie, Indiana to study the effects of the Great Depression on life in Middletown. He was not accompanied by his wife, Helen, and did not conduct the same surveys that had been such an important part of the original Middletown book. Robert Lynd interviewed a large number of people at length. He came to the conclusion that the Depression had not fundamentally changed Middletown’s optimistic attitude and that there was no revolutionary sentiment brewing. He returned to New York City. Helen helped him write up his findings in a second book, Middletown in Transition. We call this study: Middletown II.

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