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America in the 1910s
     

America in the 1910s

by Marlene Targ Brill
 

What were Americans doing in the 1910s? Dancing the fox-trot, watching Charlie Chaplin in silent movies, and reading Tarzan of the Apes.

Americans also grappled with many serious issues in the 1910s. They debated whether women should have the right to vote and whether liquor should be outlawed in the United States. They also united in patriotism when the nation

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What were Americans doing in the 1910s? Dancing the fox-trot, watching Charlie Chaplin in silent movies, and reading Tarzan of the Apes.

Americans also grappled with many serious issues in the 1910s. They debated whether women should have the right to vote and whether liquor should be outlawed in the United States. They also united in patriotism when the nation entered World War I in 1917.

The decade's newsmakers included President Woodrow Wilson, birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger, pilot Harriet Quimby, and filmmaker D. W. Griffith. They set the pace for a decade of new ideas and new inventions. From Model Ts to Mother's Day, from Tinker Toys to Titanic, read about this fascinating decade from start to finish.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7-10–This well-written, appealing series provides glimpses into life in the United States during the 20th century. Chapters discuss the politics, science and technology, economy, social issues, literature and entertainment, sports, and music of the time and analyze how those factors affected this country's history. The texts are enlivened with quotes and excerpts from primary sources, period photos, and two sets of sidebars. “Profiles” provides biographical sketches of important people and “Turning Points” explains the significance of important events. Both the main texts and the sidebars offer extensive coverage of women and minority groups. A solid choice for readers and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822534372
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Decades of Twentieth-Century America Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Marlee Richards is an award-winning author of many books for readers of all ages. Her passion is writing about key events in history and the people who made them possible. Richards lives with her husband near Chicago, Illinois.

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