1920s Decade in Photos: The Roaring Twenties

1920s Decade in Photos: The Roaring Twenties

by Jim Corrigan




During the 1920s, America celebrated like never before. It was the era of Prohibition, when alcohol was illegal, but people drank liquor and listened to jazz music in secret nightclubs. Bold young women called "flappers" led a culture of revelry. Pilot Charles Lindbergh winged his way across the Atlantic. As the decade ended, the world faced the Great Depression. The Roaring Twenties were an exciting yet tragic decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766031319
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 0.30(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Welcome to the 1920s 5

Prohibition Takes Effect 8

Thousands Arrested During Palmer Raids 10

Women Go to the Polls 12

Mussolini Seizes Power in Italy 15

Flappers Define Fashion 18

The KKK Peaks and Declines 20

President Harding Dies in Office 22

Teapot Dome Scandal Rivets the Nation 24

Germany Slips into Crisis 27

Sporting Celebrities 30

Evolution on Trial 32

Scientific Triumphs 35

Secret Culture of Alcohol 38

Tuning in to Radio 40

Lucky Lindy Flies the Atlantic 42

Hirohito Ascends to the Throne 45

Arrival of Art Deco 48

Rise of the Gangsters 50

The Great Depression Begins 53

Looking Ahead 56

Chronology 58

Glossary 59

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Photo Credits 64

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews