Lecture 21 - March 1 2010 Lecture 21 Cultural Reaction and...

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March 1, 2010 Lecture 21: Cultural Reaction and the 1920s. Recap World war I and the home front World War I and t he progressives World War I sets up the 20 th century foreign policy I. Material Prosperity of the 20s a. Consumer culture a.i. People were producing things at a mass rate to increase consumer spending a.ii. There is a lot of advertising trying to tell people what to get a.iii. People are buying are credit a.iv. Movie going booms. ..stimulated fantasy a.v. College football, Yankees, sports capture the nation’s eye b. The car b.i. People would mortgage their house to buy a car because the automobile gets you where you want to go b.ii. Helps make leisure more part of life because you are able to escape b.iii. Leisure of itself. ..people would drive for fun b.iv. Cars had a back seat…make out mountain c. The limits places by the unequal distribution of wealth c.i. People were still really poor c.ii. People could pay in an installment purchase c.iii. The poor thought they could get the good stuff
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