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The Resource 1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns

1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns

Label
1920 : the year that made the decade roar
Title
1920
Title remainder
the year that made the decade roar
Statement of responsibility
Eric Burns
Title variation
Nineteen twenty
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most dynamic eras in American history-the 1920s-began with this watershed year that would set the tone for the century to follow. 'The Roaring Twenties' is the only decade in American history with a widely applied nickname, and our collective fascination with this era continues. But how did this surge of innovation and cultural milestones emerge out of the ashes of The Great War? No one has yet written a book about the decade's beginning. Acclaimed author Eric Burns investigates the year of 1920, which was not only a crucial twelve-month period of its own, but one that foretold the future, foreshadowing the rest of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, whether it was Sacco and Vanzetti or the stock market crash that brought this era to a close. Burns sets the record straight about this most misunderstood and iconic of periods. Despite being the first full year of armistice, 1920 was not, in fact, a peaceful time-it contained the greatest act of terrorism in American history to date. And while 1920 is thought of as starting a prosperous era, for most people, life had never been more unaffordable. Meanwhile, African Americans were putting their stamp on culture and though people today imagine the frivolous image of the flapper dancing the night away, the truth was that a new kind of power had been bestowed on women, and it had nothing to do with the dance floor. . . From prohibition to immigration, the birth of jazz, the rise of expatriate literature, and the original Ponzi scheme, 1920 was truly a year like no other
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • March 02, 2015
  • February 01, 2015
  • March 15, 2015
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Books of Special Note
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Eric
Dewey number
973.91/3
Index
index present
LC call number
E784
LC item number
.B8 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15117014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781605987729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605987729
  • (OCoLC)892878891
Label
1920 : the year that made the decade roar, Eric Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15117014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781605987729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605987729
  • (OCoLC)892878891

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