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The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s
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The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s

by Lynn Dumenil, Eric Foner
 

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ISBN-10: 0809015668

ISBN-13: 9780809015665

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When most of us take a backward glance at the 1920s, we may think of prohibition and the jazz age, of movies stars and flappers, of Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford, of Lindbergh and Hoover--and of Black Friday, October 29, 1929, when the plunging stock market ushered in the great depression.

But the 1920s were much more. Lynn Dumenil brings a fresh interpretation

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When most of us take a backward glance at the 1920s, we may think of prohibition and the jazz age, of movies stars and flappers, of Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford, of Lindbergh and Hoover--and of Black Friday, October 29, 1929, when the plunging stock market ushered in the great depression.

But the 1920s were much more. Lynn Dumenil brings a fresh interpretation to a dramatic, important, and misunderstood decade. As her lively work makes clear, changing values brought an end to the repressive Victorian era; urban liberalism emerged; the federal bureaucracy was expanded; pluralism became increasingly important to America's heterogeneous society; and different religious, ethnic, and cultural groups encountered the homogenizing force of a powerful mass-consumer culture. The Modern Temper brings these many developments into sharp focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809015665
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
842,381
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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