The Lost Generation - 0000000 1 00000 Prof John Ryan HIST 1378 Sec 0102 6 August 2007 Bonus Paper 2 The Lost Generation More than 50,000 soldiers

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0000000 1 00000 Prof. John Ryan HIST 1378, Sec 0102 6 August 2007 Bonus Paper # 2: The Lost Generation More than 50,000 soldiers and sailors shook America’s faith as they fell victim to World War I. The war cast skepticism on government assurances of providing for a new generation. Uncertainty of bigger government, progressive ideals, and war debts cast unease and apprehension over the American public. Social change away from patriotic values increased during the aftermath of the war. The general mass consent over citizens was a desire to return to “normalcy” and security. An eruption of urban activity and a mass of young people led the American populace to a new social generation. Movies, radio, and attitudes towards family, sex, and faith were maturing. After a postwar depression, the economy rebounded and slowly rose; and in part, due to an official time of foreign isolation, American production sought to maintain its own citizens. The Jazz Era, its participants, and the result of the Lost Generation, was a direct response from the American youth who grew up in the trauma and experiences of war. During the 1920’s, the young adults of America looked at their postwar country and old-fashioned pre-war values in a critical light. From this sentiment arose a group referred to as the Lost Generation, a group of distinguished literary figures who lived in various parts of Europe from after the time period of World War I to the Great Depression. These expatriates often chose Pairs as their destination, which included but did not limit to
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course HIST 1378 taught by Professor Buzzanco during the Summer '06 term at University of Houston.

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The Lost Generation - 0000000 1 00000 Prof John Ryan HIST 1378 Sec 0102 6 August 2007 Bonus Paper 2 The Lost Generation More than 50,000 soldiers

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