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1910s Decade in Photos: A Decade That Shook the World
     

1910s Decade in Photos: A Decade That Shook the World

by Jim Corrigan
 

The 1910s were a frightening time in the world. Newspaper headlines shouted out tragedy and disaster. The Titanic sank. Mexico and Russia slipped into revolution. A deadly flu virus killed millions. World War I was worse than any previous conflict. People called it the war to end all wars. They were wrong. It was merely the worst tragedy in an age of tragedies, the

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The 1910s were a frightening time in the world. Newspaper headlines shouted out tragedy and disaster. The Titanic sank. Mexico and Russia slipped into revolution. A deadly flu virus killed millions. World War I was worse than any previous conflict. People called it the war to end all wars. They were wrong. It was merely the worst tragedy in an age of tragedies, the 1910s.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices—Corrigan has done quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900. Young history buffs get a look at politics, war, fashion, science, and technology in this "Amazing Decades in Photos" series; illustrated not only with photographs, each book makes use of posters, cartoons, prints, and newspaper pages as well. The "decade that shook the world" (1910—1919) brought us disasters like the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania, new destructive weapons, war on a vast scale, the Russian Revolution, and a deadly worldwide flu epidemic—millions died. On the positive side were the founding of the Boy Scouts, production of feature films, and the growing sport of baseball (though tainted by scandal). To his credit, Corrigan touches on art—in this title represented by modernist writers James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Willa Cather, and the advent of jazz. Other achievements of a mostly dreary decade include Jeannette Rankin's becoming the first woman elected to Congress (1917) and the approval of a U.S. income tax. Looking ahead from this time of destruction and fragile, bitter peace, Corrigan assures readers that the next decade would bring social change, women's suffrage in America, and the "Roaring Twenties." The author's style is brisk, illustrations often fascinating; the abundance of period photos, graphics, and popular art can help promote visual literacy. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766031302
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Amazing Decades in Photos Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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