Catalogue

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

Historical dictionary of the 1920s : from World War I to the New Deal, 1919-1933 /
James S. Olson.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
description
420 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0313256837 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
isbn
0313256837 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
968561
 
Bibliography: p. [369]-403.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1988-12:
Olson's book consists of 356 pages of short, alphabetically arranged cross-indexed entries about the 1920s, most between a quarter and a half page long. They include names of people, legislative acts, treaties, social movements, organizations, ideas, and social and political events. The entries are broad in scope and well written, and Olson quickly communicates the historical importance of his topics. There are a general bibliography, one or two citations after each entry, a chronology of the 1920s, and an index. Although this dictionary includes some of the lesser-known figures of the 1920s and much valuable information about popular culture, most of its material can be found in other reference sources--e.g., Encyclopedia of American History, edited by Richard B. Morris (6th ed., 1982). Recommended for graduate libraries of American history and special collections. -M. Margolis, Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY
Reviews
Review Quotes
'œThis is yet another fine historical dictionary from Greenwood. . . . The present volume focuses on prominent politicians, important sports figures, labor leaders, radicals, artists, playwrights, novelists, composers, filmmakers, etc. There are entries for important legal cases such as Loeb-Leopold and Sacco and Vanzetti, discussions of important legislation, comments on social issues such as prohibition, discussion of fads such as flagpole sitting and marathon dancing, entries for radio shows like "Amos and Andy" and "Death Valley Days," and even discussion of popular board games like mah jong. . . . This carefully edited work should prove an asset for all reference collections and as a useful handbook for students of twentieth-century American history.'' Reference Books Bulletin
This item was reviewed in:
Choice, December 1988
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Long Description
The Dictionary presents more than 700 short essays on people--George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Warren Gamaliel Harding, and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle; legislation--Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929, the Revenue Acts of 1921, 1924, and 1926, and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act of 1932; popular culture--baseball, motion pictures, radio, jazz; foreign policy--the Washington Naval Conference of 1921-1922, the Nine Power Treaty, the League of Nations; politics; social history--women's rights, the Harlem Renaissance, immigration; and culture--the Lost Generation, expatriatism. A detailed chronology and selected bibliography with twenty-three subcategores complete this history of the 1920s.
Long Description
This is yet another fine historical dictionary from Greenwood. . . . This carefully edited work should prove an asset for all reference collections and as a useful handbook for students of twentieth-century American history. Reference Books Bulletin The Dictionary presents more than 700 short essays on people--George Herman Babe Ruth, Warren Gamaliel Harding, and Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle; legislation--Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929, the Revenue Acts of 1921, 1924, and 1926, and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act of 1932; popular culture--baseball, motion pictures, radio, jazz; foreign policy--the Washington Naval Conference of 1921-1922, the Nine Power Treaty, the League of Nations; politics; social history--women's rights, the Harlem Renaissance, immigration; and culture--the Lost Generation, expatriatism. A detailed chronology and selected bibliography with twenty-three subcategores complete this history of the 1920s.
Unpaid Annotation
"This is yet another fine historical dictionary from Greenwood. . . . This carefully edited work should prove an asset for all reference collections and as a useful handbook for students of twentieth-century American history." Reference Books Bulletin
Table of Contents
Preface
The Dictionary Chronology
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem