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Edited by Ciment (Social Issues in America), this two-volume illustrated encyclopedia brings together articles and thematic essays that capture the social, political, economic, and cultural spirit of the Jazz Age, that era extending from the end of World War I to the stock market crash of 1929. Thematic essays-"Politics and Government," "Business, Economics, and Labor," "Family, Community, and Society," "Consumer and Popular Culture," and "Foreign Affairs"-are followed by more than 300 A-to-Z entries covering individuals (e.g., Dorothy Parker), institutions (e.g., the Ford Motor Company), groups (e.g., the Ku Klux Klan), ideas (e.g., socialism), events (e.g., the Scopes trial), and trends (e.g., technological advancements like air conditioning) that defined the age. Each entry averages eight paragraphs in length; several entries are accompanied by sidebars that provide added depth to a particular topic. A Topic Finder enhances accessibility to individual topics, and a list of contributors includes their academic affiliations. Volume 1 features a table of contents for the articles, while a complete list of sidebars and the Topic Finder for the entire set appear in both volumes. A bibliography of works related to the period completes Volume 2.