Study Guide

A Year Down Yonder Allusions

By Richard Peck

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • The Great Depression (P.4)
  • The Roosevelt Recession (P.5)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (P.7)
  • World War I, a.k.a., "the Great War" (1.12)
  • Amelia Earhart (3.4)
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (5.22)
  • War of 1812 (6.30)
  • Works Progress Administration (6.34)
  • World War II (8.2)

Pop Culture References

  • Philco Radios (1.4)
  • Butterick Patterns (1.70)
  • Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd (1.79)
  • Baby Snooks (3.5)
  • Fibber McGee and Molly (3.5)
  • The A&P Gypsies (3.5)
  • Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (3.5)
  • Whispering Jack Smith (3.5)
  • Tyrone Power (3.6)
  • Kate Smith (3.6)
  • Annie Oakley (3.35)
  • Seth Thomas clocks (4.27)
  • The Sears catalog (4.65)
  • Vitalis and Kreml, hair products used by Arnold Green (6.161)

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