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The Roaring Twenties / Edition 2

The Roaring Twenties / Edition 2

by Thomas Streissguth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816064237

ISBN-13: 9780816064236

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

The 1920s constituted a decade of change and contrast that saw the emergence of modern America from the shadow of World War I. The nation-wide prohibition of alcohol at the onset of the decade sparked immediate protest in the form of bootleggers and flappers. Political scandals, espionage, and the debate over evolution fueled courtroom dramas throughout the decade.

Overview

The 1920s constituted a decade of change and contrast that saw the emergence of modern America from the shadow of World War I. The nation-wide prohibition of alcohol at the onset of the decade sparked immediate protest in the form of bootleggers and flappers. Political scandals, espionage, and the debate over evolution fueled courtroom dramas throughout the decade. The population of the country was in flux-immigration spiked, and, in what is known as the Great Migration, large populations of African Americans moved from the rural South to such northern cities as Chicago. An era of artistic experimentation, the twenties was embodied in the Harlem Renaissance, the emerging popularity of jazz music, and the writings of members of the Lost Generation. The suffragist movement finally succeeded in gaining women the right to vote, with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. As the decade drew to a close, the Black Tuesday stock market crash of October 29, 1929, marked the end of a period of profound transformation.

The Roaring Twenties, Revised Edition, a volume in Facts On Files acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period-diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts-that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes such critical documents as President Woodrow Wilsons Fourteen Points, the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments, the National Prohibition Act, the Immigration Act of 1924, and the American Civil Liberties Union creed, as well as capsule biographies of 110 keyfigures, 10 maps, nine graphs, 14 tables, more than 90 black-and-white photographs, notes, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816064236
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Eyewitness History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface to the Revised Edition     vii
Introduction     ix
Postwar Treaties and Turmoil: November 1918-December 1919     1
Newfound Freedoms, Old-Fashioned Temperance: 1920     27
Depression: 1921     59
A Scandalous Administration: January 1922-August 1923     81
New Homes and a New Sound: September 1923-February 1924     107
Reading, Writing, and Radio: March 1924-December 1924     132
A Trial of Science: 1925     165
Troubles in the Hemisphere: January 1926-May 1926     196
Air and Space Explorations: June 1926-May 1927     218
National Pastimes: Movies, Sports, Cars: June 1927-January 1928     246
Prosperity: 1928     275
The End of the Roaring Twenties: 1929     297
Documents     315
Biographies of Major Personalities     397
Maps, Graphs, and Tables     428
Notes     456
Bibliography     461
Index     481

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