26 lecture roaring 20s - July 26, 2007 Lecture Chapter 24:...

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July 26, 2007 Lecture Chapter 24: The Roaring Twenties When you see the term the roaring twenties, what do you first think of? - jazz - Charlie Chaplin - Al Capone - Boot-leggers - “flappers” - speak-easies: secret bar - entertainment industry (age of celebrities) now we have movies, we’ve always had radio - art (Harlem Renaissance) Modern age: - modern women liked the term “modern” because it denoted scientific women could now be modern because: (they had an education) in the 1920s the economy shifts from building the industry itself to a consumer economy the majority of industry’s focus was on consumer durable goods (electric iron, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, etc.) she has more time on her hands to do extracurricular things women’s college enrollment grows five fold not just working in their old jobs (not allowed to be accountants) allowed to be social workers, etc. can take more control of their lives loostening of restrictions (could smoke, short skirts, clubbing, etc.) - modern marriage
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor Michelleadams during the Summer '06 term at University of Central Florida.

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26 lecture roaring 20s - July 26, 2007 Lecture Chapter 24:...

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