The Roaring Twenties, 1920 - 1929

The Roaring Twenties, 1920 - 1929

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The Roaring Twenties, 1920 - 1929 by Facts On File, Incorporated

Flamboyant, excessive, and abounding in changes, the 1920s fell between the two great wars of the 20th century. Characterized in the United States by the trends of Prohibition, bootleggers, the Harlem Renaissance, Art Deco design, and the Jazz Age, this period witnessed a shift in gender relations and moral values and spawned the first generation gap. While rural life became marked by a religious fundamentalism, urban life tended to an eager acceptance of modernity, a difference highlighted by the 1925 Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee. Often viewed with nostalgia by the post-World War II generation as a period of carefree indulgence, the 1920s were undoubtedly a time of great transition.

Aligned with the national high school history standards, the new Handbook to Life In America set offers students, researchers, and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the social history of the nation. While most American history sources focus mainly on national events and historic figures, this comprehensive new set delves into the way ordinary Americans lived. Each of the nine volumes examines a single time period in American history and presents a remarkable array of valuable information gathered by historians, archaeologists, scientists, and other scholars. Covering everything from the foods people ate and how they dressed to entertainment and popular pastimes, the text in each volume is written in a narrative format, with topics that include family and daily life, social attitudes, religion, education, entertainment and sports, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816071791
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Handbook to Life in America Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Family and Daily Life 13

3 Material Culture 27

4 Social Attitudes 45

5 Cities and Urban Life 63

6 Rural Life 77

7 Religion 91

8 Education 105

9 Science and Technology 119

10 Entertainment and Sports 135

11 Crime and Violence 153

12 Labor and Employment 171

13 Military and Wars 187

14 Population Trends and Migration 201

15 Transportation 215

16 Public Health, Medicine, And Nutrition 229

Index 245

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