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The Resource 1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns

1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns

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1920 : the year that made the decade roar
Title
1920
Title remainder
the year that made the decade roar
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Eric Burns
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Summary
"The Roaring Twenties is the only decade in American history with a widely applied nickname, and our collective fascination with this era continues. But how did this surge of innovation and cultural milestones emerge out of the ashes of The Great War? No one has yet written a book about the decade s beginning. <P>Acclaimed author Eric Burns investigates the year of 1920, which was not only a crucial twelve-month period of its own, but one that foretold the future, foreshadowing the rest of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, whether it was Sacco and Vanzetti or the stock market crash that brought this era to a close. <P>Burns sets the record straight about this most misunderstood and iconic of periods. Despite being the first full year of armistice, 1920 was not, in fact, a peaceful time it contained the greatest act of terrorism in American history to date. And while 1920 is thought of as starting a prosperous era, for most people, life had never been more unaffordable. Meanwhile, African Americans were putting their stamp on culture and though people today imagine the frivolous image of the flapper dancing the night away, the truth was that a new kind of power had been bestowed on women, and it had nothing to do with the dance floor. . . <P>From prohibition to immigration, the birth of jazz, the rise of expatriate literature, and the original Ponzi scheme, 1920 was truly a year like no other."
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Burns, Eric
Dewey number
973.91
Intended audience
A
Intended audience source
Childrens Plus, Inc
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  • Nineteen twenties
  • Nineteen twenty, A.D
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"Two sheets of flame" -- Homeland security -- The long, black night of the spirits -- Resolutions and sentiments -- Civil wrongs -- The robber barons and their serfs -- The beginning of Ponzi's dream -- The ignoble experiment -- Planning parenthood -- The end of Ponzi's scheme -- The closed door in the White House -- On the air -- The Ohio gangsters -- The investigation -- Uproar in the arts -- The "Jass" Age -- The flapper
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xviii, 348 p.
Isbn
9781410481849
System control number
1965184
Label
1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"Two sheets of flame" -- Homeland security -- The long, black night of the spirits -- Resolutions and sentiments -- Civil wrongs -- The robber barons and their serfs -- The beginning of Ponzi's dream -- The ignoble experiment -- Planning parenthood -- The end of Ponzi's scheme -- The closed door in the White House -- On the air -- The Ohio gangsters -- The investigation -- Uproar in the arts -- The "Jass" Age -- The flapper
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xviii, 348 p.
Isbn
9781410481849
System control number
1965184

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    • Sophie Christen McKendrick, Francisco Ochoa, and Fernando A Salinas Branch LibraryBorrow it
      1920 Palo Blanco Street, Laredo, TX, 78046, US
      27.4728528 -99.475246
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