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The 1900s /
Bob Batchelor.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
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xxiv, 258 p. : ill.
ISBN
0313313342 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
isbn
0313313342 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4683778
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'œBusiness writer and historian Batchelor suspects that historians have acquired a distaste for the ten years between 1900 and 1910 because of the dominance of Teddy Roosevelt and The Progressive Era. He finds much more that was happening concerning life and youth, and such areas of popular culture as advertising, leisure activities, music, and travel.'' Reference & Research Book News
"Business writer and historian Batchelor suspects that historians have acquired a distaste for the ten years between 1900 and 1910 because of the dominance of Teddy Roosevelt and The Progressive Era. He finds much more that was happening concerning life and youth, and such areas of popular culture as advertising, leisure activities, music, and travel."- Reference & Research Book News
"Offering a wealth of information on the last century's first decade, this reference would be a useful addition to any collection....Recommended."- Library Media Connection
'œOffering a wealth of information on the last century's first decade, this reference would be a useful addition to any collection....Recommended.'' Library Media Connection
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Summaries
Main Description
Spurred by the energy and progressive attitude of President Theodore Roosevelt and millions of immigrants flooding into our cities, American life saw tremendous change from 1900-1910. This volume offers a wealth of information on popular culture at the dawn of the 20th century.
Long Description
the so-called quiet decade of 1900-1910 was anything but quiet. Spurred by the energy and progressive attitude of President Theodore Roosevelt and millions of immigrants flooding into our cities, American life saw tremendous cultural and technological change. A healthy economy gave workers more spending money and leisure time to enjoy hobbies, travel, and pastimes, including a new and revolutionary entertainment-the movies. Providing an exciting picture of American life at the dawn of the 20th century, this volume covers: Innovations in technology, such as the airplane and the automobile The advent of modern architecture The proliferation of advertising aimed at the new middle class Fads, games, sports, and hobbies Changes in fashion and cuisine This book also features the burgeoning of the arts, including the school of realism and naturalism in literature, the first truly American music-jazz-and the new performing art that played to American tastes: vaudeville. A wealth of facts, information, and interesting sidelights not available elsewhere makes this a treasure trove for students and interested readers.
Long Description
the so-called quiet decade of 1900-1910 was anything but quiet. Spurred by the energy and progressive attitude of President Theodore Roosevelt and millions of immigrants flooding into our cities, American life saw tremendous cultural and technological change. A healthy economy gave workers more spending money and leisure time to enjoy hobbies, travel, and pastimes, including a new and revolutionary entertainment-the movies. Providing an exciting picture of American life at the dawn of the 20th century, this volume covers: * Innovations in technology, such as the airplane and the automobile *The advent of modern architecture *The proliferation of advertising aimed at the new middle class *Fads, games, sports, and hobbies *Changes in fashion and cuisine This book also features the burgeoning of the arts, including the school of realism and naturalism in literature, the first truly American music-jazz-and the new performing art that played to American tastes: vaudeville. A wealth of facts, information, and interesting sidelights not available elsewhere makes this a treasure trove for students and interested readers.
Long Description
the so-called quiet decade of 1900-1910 was anything but quiet. Spurred by the energy and progressive attitude of President Theodore Roosevelt and millions of immigrants flooding into our cities, American life saw tremendous cultural and technological change. A healthy economy gave workers more spending money and leisure time to enjoy hobbies, travel, and pastimes, including a new and revolutionary entertainment-the movies. Providing an exciting picture of American life at the dawn of the 20th century, this volume covers: . Innovations in technology, such as the airplane and the automobile .The advent of modern architecture .The proliferation of advertising aimed at the new middle class .Fads, games, sports, and hobbies .Changes in fashion and cuisine This book also features the burgeoning of the arts, including the school of realism and naturalism in literature, the first truly American music-jazz-and the new performing art that played to American tastes: vaudeville. A wealth of facts, information, and interesting sidelights not available elsewhere makes this a treasure trove for students and interested readers.
Long Description
The so-called "quiet decade" of 1900-1910 was anything but quiet. Spurred by the energy and progressive attitude of President Theodore Roosevelt and millions of immigrants flooding into our cities, American life saw tremendous cultural and technological change. A healthy economy gave workers more spending money and leisure time to enjoy hobbies, travel, and pastimes, including a new and revolutionary entertainment-the movies. Providing an exciting picture of American life at the dawn of the 20th century, this volume covers: DBLInnovations in technology, such as the airplane and the automobileBLThe advent of "modern" architectureBLThe proliferation of advertising aimed at the new middle classBLFads, games, sports, and hobbiesBLChanges in fashion and cuisine This book also features the burgeoning of the arts, including the school of realism and naturalism in literature, the first truly American music-jazz-and the new performing art that played to American tastes: vaudeville. A wealth of facts, information, and interesting sidelights not available elsewhere makes this a treasure trove for students and interested readers.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Timeline of Popular Culture Eventsp. xxi
Life and Youth During the 1900s
Everyday Americap. 3
World of Youthp. 35
Popular Culture of the 1900s
Advertisingp. 55
Architecturep. 73
Fashionp. 89
Foodp. 105
Leisure Activitiesp. 121
Literaturep. 143
Musicp. 171
Performing Artsp. 187
Travelp. 203
Visual Artsp. 217
Cost of Products in the 1900sp. 231
Notesp. 233
Further Readingp. 247
Indexp. 249
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