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The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s
by Lynn Dumenil
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Weight: 0.66 pound
Dimension: H: 0.71 x L: 8.19 x W: 5.51 inches
ISBN 10: 0809015668
ISBN 13: 9780809015665
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When most of us take a backward glance at the 1920s, we may think of prohibition and the jazz age, of movies stars and flappers, of Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford, of Lindbergh and Hoover and of Black Friday, October 29, 1929, when the plunging stock market ushered in the great depression.

But the 1920s were much more. Lynn Dumenil brings a fresh interpretation to a dramatic, important, and misunderstood decade. As her lively work makes clear, changing values brought an end to the repressive Victorian era; urban liberalism emerged; the federal bureaucracy was expanded; pluralism became increasingly important to America's heterogeneous society; and different religious, ethnic, and cultural groups encountered the homogenizing force of a powerful mass consumer culture. The Modern Temper brings these many developments into sharp focus.


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