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The Twenties: A Conflict of Cultures Describe some of the modernizing trends of the 1920s brought about by the prosperity of the decade. Analyze the ways in which change lead to a clash between traditional values/customs and the new modern secular culture.
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Prosperity Statistics Manufacturing – up 60% Per Capita Income – up 33%
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Technology Industrial Machinery Automobile Car sales 1921 1.5 million 1929 5 million Model T. - $300 1 car for every 5 families Radio - 1920 Motion Pictures – “talkies” Appliances
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Consumerism Convenience and Pleasure Items Electric refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cigarettes, cosmetics, mass-produced clothes, cars Advertising Conspicuous Consumption
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Communication/ Mass Culture National Chain Newspapers Mass-Circulation Magazines – Colliers, Ladies’ Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post, Time, Reader’s digest Movies Attendance – 100 million/week
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