Contains approximately 160 primary sources on American history and culture from 1920 to 1929, featuring many different types of sources, arranged chronologically in twelve categories, including the arts, education, government and politics, media, medicine and health, religion, and sports.
Examines what daily life was like for ordinary people in the U. S. in the 1920s and the 1930s, discussing the impact of automobiles, electricity, radio, cinema, conflict and crime, the standardization of culture, the Great Depression, and the New Deal on the lives of American citizens.
Presents a collection of entries that provide information on the 1920s in the U.S., including the political, economic, technological, and social events during the decade, and provides full and excerpted documents that offer a range of perspectives the period. Includes sidebar boxes and illustrations.
Examines the history of the United States from the Great War to the stock market crash of 1929 through biographical accounts of sixty Americans who had an influence on events of the period, each with portraits, photographs, and related primary documents.
Presents twenty-one firsthand accounts of several aspects of the 1920s in America, discussing the economic boom, economic inequality, the Red Scare, racial tensions, Prohibition, flappers and jazz, fads, and the stock market crash. Also includes a chronology, a selected bibliography, and a comprehensive introduction.