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The 1920s /
Kathleen Drowne and Patrick Huber.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
description
xxv, 331 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0313320136 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
isbn
0313320136 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5210529
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-313) and index.
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Long Description
The American 1920s had many names: the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Dry Decade, and the Flapper generation. Whatever the moniker, these years saw the birth of modern America. This volume shows the many colorful ways the decade altered America, its people, and its future. American Popular Culture Through History volumes include a timeline, cost comparisons, chapter bibliographies, and a subject index. Writers as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Damon Runyon presented distinct literary visions of the world. Jazz, blues, and country music erupted onto the airwaves. The exploits of Babe Ruth and Murderers' Row helped save baseball from its scandals, while such players as Red Grange and Notre Dame's Four Horsemen brought football to national prominence. Yo-yos, crossword puzzles, and erector sets appeared, along with fads like dance marathons and flagpole sitting. Rudolph Valentino, talkies, and Clara Bow's It girl appeared on the silver screen. Prohibition indirectly led to bootlegging and speakeasies, while the growing rebelliousness of teenagers highlighted an increasing generation gap.
Long Description
The American 1920s had many names: the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Dry Decade, and the Flapper generation. Whatever the moniker, these years saw the birth of modern America. This volume shows the many colorful ways the decade altered America, its people, and its future. American Popular Culture Through History volumes include a timeline, cost comparisons, chapter bibliographies, and a subject index. Writers as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Damon Runyon presented distinct literary visions of the world. Jazz, blues, and country music erupted onto the airwaves. The exploits of Babe Ruth and "Murderers' Row" helped save baseball from its scandals, while such players as Red Grange and Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen" brought football to national prominence. Yo-yos, crossword puzzles, and erector sets appeared, along with fads like dance marathons and flagpole sitting. Rudolph Valentino, "talkies," and Clara Bow's "It" girl appeared on the silver screen. Prohibition indirectly led to bootlegging and speakeasies, while the growing rebelliousness of teenagers highlighted an increasing generation gap.
Main Description
The American 1920s had many names: the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Dry Decade, and the Flapper generation. Whatever the moniker, these years saw the birth of modern America. This volume shows the many colorful ways the decade altered America, its people, and its future. American Popular Culture Through History volumes include a timeline, cost comparisons, chapter bibliographies, and a subject index.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Timeline of the 1920sp. xix
Life and Youth During the 1920sp. 1
Everyday Americap. 3
World of Youthp. 29
Popular Culture of the 1920sp. 49
Advertisingp. 51
Architecture and Designp. 73
Fashionp. 95
Food and Drinkp. 119
Leisure Activitiesp. 143
Literaturep. 169
Musicp. 191
Performing Artsp. 219
Travel and Recreationp. 243
Visual Artsp. 269
Cost of Products in the 1920sp. 291
Notesp. 295
Further Readingp. 303
Indexp. 315
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