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Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s
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Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s

$10.00
Author: Lynn Dumenil

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 360


Lynn Dumenil's The Modern Temper provides a unique perspective into the American Jazz Age. 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.
  • Author: Lynn Dumenil

  • Format: Paperback
  • Tags: History, January-2023, Social Sciences
  • Barcode: 9780809015665
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