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The uncertain world of normalcy : the 1920s

Author: Paul A Carter
Publisher: New York, Pitman Pub. Corp. [1971]
Series: Major issues in American history.
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American infatuation with the 1920s continues. As the time interval since that decade gets longer, interest grows greater. Were the Twenties a "side show," a quaint but irrelevant detour off the main road of history highlighted by The Lost Generation, Prohibition, The Golden Age of Sport, and The Jazz Age? Or were they, on the contrary, the first clear evidence of what we mean by "modern?" In this new study, Paul A.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carter, Paul Allen, 1926-
Uncertain world of normalcy: the 1920's.
New York, Pitman Pub. Corp. [1971]
(OCoLC)559290782
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Carter
OCLC Number: 147607
Notes: "A Jerome S. Ozer book."
Description: xvi, 218 p. 24 cm.
Contents: A selective chronology --
Introduction --
Part 1 : Private realities and public myths. Thunder on the left --
The American famine / Michael Gold --
A voice for the silent majority --
Gentlemen, the President! : A study of Calvin Coolidge / Myron M. Stearns --
The colossus of Willow Run --
The Ford myth / Arthur Pound --
An apology for urban politics --
The Tammany monster / Charles Willis Thompson --
Part 2 : But some are more equal than others. If you're black, go back --
Mrs. DePriest drinks tea / W.E. Burghardt Du Bois --
A Nuremberg law for America --
Higher mental and physical standards for immigrants / Robert DeC. Ward --
The college and mass culture --
English A / Bernard DeVoto --
The revolution in learning --
Progressive education and the science of education / John Dewey --
Part 3 : Faith of our fathers : living still? The travail of religious liberalism --
Why we are silent : the problem facing young ministers / Allan A. Hunter --
The old-time religion in suburbia --
The son of a fundamentalist prophet / Granville Hicks --
Prohibition and the general welfare --
Soft morals / Barton W. Currie --
Part 4 : An assembly-line civilization? The Kennicotts and Calvin Coolidge --
Main Street's been paved! / Sinclair Lewis --
A newsman's journey into America --
Not quite standardized yet / Duncan Aikman --
Toward a humane society --
Machinery and the modern style / Lewis Mumford --
Part 5 : The Twenties interpret the future. The burden of urban civilization --
The terrible super-city / from The Commonweal --
A preview of Armageddon --
That notorious next war / Roland Hugins --
Bibliographical essay.
Series Title: Major issues in American history.
Responsibility: Edited by Paul A. Carter.
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American infatuation with the 1920s continues. As the time interval since that decade gets longer, interest grows greater. Were the Twenties a "side show," a quaint but irrelevant detour off the main road of history highlighted by The Lost Generation, Prohibition, The Golden Age of Sport, and The Jazz Age? Or were they, on the contrary, the first clear evidence of what we mean by "modern?" In this new study, Paul A. Carter brings together a collection of provocative opinion and material to provide fresh insight into the real nature of this vivid decade in American history. While many of the names in the book -- Dewey, DeVoto, Lewis, and Mumford -- are familiar, the selections chosen to represent their views and ideas are not taken from the same old stockpile. Professor Carter focuses on the issues that Americans in the Twenties had to deal with in their everyday lives. He avoids the usual generalizations that emphasize the bizarre and singular. The result for today's reader is a balanced account which is perhaps a step closer to life in the Twenties as it really was and not as we imagine it might have been. - Back cover.

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