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Social history of the United States : the 1920s

Author: Linda S Watts; Alice L George; Scott Beekman
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, Inc., ©2009.
Series: Social history of the United States
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This ten-volume encyclopedia explores the social history of 20th-century America in rich, authoritative detail, decade by decade, through the eyes of its everyday citizens.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watts, Linda S., 1960-
Social history of the United States.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, Inc., ©2009
(OCoLC)762278671
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda S Watts; Alice L George; Scott Beekman
ISBN: 9781851099726 1851099727 9781598841275 1598841270
OCLC Number: 226037746
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Volume introduction: did the twenties roar? --
Overview --
Characterizing an era: haves and have-nots in the twenties --
Measured progress: the 1920s census --
Who lived where? American regions and population shifts --
Bibliography --
Modernity and mass production --
Overview --
Timeline --
Changes in industrial production --
Tough times for farmers --
African American workers' gains and losses --
Women in the workplace --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
Mass consumption and leisure --
Overview --
Timeline --
The new consumer culture --
Automobility --
Tourism: the nation learns to vacation --
Vamps and sheiks: Americans at the movies --
Other amusements --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
Urbanization, politics, and suffrage --
Overview --
Timeline --
Urbanization --
Urban issues --
Politics --
Women's suffrage --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
All that jazz: radio, magazines, and mass communication --
Overview --
Timeline --
Who owned the airwaves? Radio broadcasting in the twenties --
Popular music and dance --
Popular reading --
News and news reels --
Advertising everything --
The rise of public relations --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
American or un-American? --
Overview --
Timeline --
Immigration --
Assimilation in Los Angeles --
Eugenics --
America under a microscope --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
Modernity and social movements --
Overview --
Timeline --
Dry: living with prohibition --
The second Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s --
Religions new and old --
These modern women: the emergence of feminism --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
The end of the twenties --
Chapter overview --
Timeline --
Twenties economics: the distribution of wealth --
Boosterism and busts: the Florida land boom --
Fighting back: organized labor at the end of the 1920s --
Playing the market: the effects of the great crash --
Biographies --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the authors.
Series Title: Social history of the United States
Responsibility: Linda S. Watts, Alice George, and Scott Beekman.
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"BOTTOM LINE: The editors and authors of the set attempted to create a narrative coherence throughout the ten volumes--a feature that separates it from traditional encyclopedia sets on the topic. Read more...

 
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