American culture in the 1920s

American culture in the 1920s

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In the decade following the end of World War I, the United States rose to its current seat as the leading world superpower matched by an emerging cultural dominance that would come to characterize the second half of the twentieth century. American Culture in the 1920sis an engaging account of the major cultural and intellectual trends that were pivotal to the decade's characterization as qthe jazz age.q Avoiding superficial representations of the era as the qroaring twentiesq plagued by a qlost generation, q the volume provides a full portrait that includes chapters on literature, music and performance, film and radio, visual art and design, and the unprecedented rise of leisure and consumption.... shady dealers or gangs, stock market racketeering also increased as inexperienced investors joined the speculation game.32 One New York Times article in August 1929 called such investment scams Wall Streeta#39;s a#39;financial aquot; speakeasiesa#39;aquot;, anbsp;...

Title:American culture in the 1920s
Author:Susan Currell
Publisher:Edinburgh Univ Pr - 2009-03


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