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  • Title: The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s
  • Author: Lynn Dumenil
  • ISBN: 9780809015665
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Lynn Dumenil brings a fresh interpretation to a dramatWhen 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 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.
    The Modern Temper American Culture and Society in the s When most of us take a backward glance at the s 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

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    1. I originally saw this book online, but since I didn t have the money right then to purchase it, I decided the next best thing was to go the library Which was awesome I m definitely going often Compared to the lighthearted Flapper A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, I liked that this book gave a serious side to the Twenties It also had than a paragraph dedicated to minorities, so I was very happy for that I will definitely buy my own copy of this boo [...]

    2. While it can be a little dry and overly synthetic of others work at points, Lynn Dumenil s The Modern Temper is at its core a strong portrait of the 1920s She shows how a sense of haltering tension progress mixed with regression, tradition, and backlash characterized cultural changes in the arts, social sciences, politics, and religion I liked the book s kaleidoscopic narrative and emphasis on historical continuities dating back to the Progressive Era WWI was a generation shaping event, yes, but [...]

    3. Read this for a grad class.This is a rather fantastic, quite readable general history of the 1920s, which recognizes that there is some truth to the popular conception of the Roaring Twenties, but that there is so much than that The story of how consumer culture took off like a rocket while so much of the country lived in poverty is so much complicated and intriguing than Gatsby ever led me to believe I ll be keeping this one around for that magical day in the future when I m hopefully teachin [...]

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