Babbitts and Bohemians: From the Great War to the Great Depression

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Transaction Publishers, 01.01.1997. - 300 страница
Babbits and Bohemians is a fresh and informed account of the 1920s, a decade that seems almost mythical to some. Stevenson finds that the true twenties was a society of contrast. On the one hand, it was an era of sameness and political conformity, but on the other hand, it was also a time of cultural revolt. In places labeled Main Street and Middletown, the citizenry followed a conventional pattern. At the same time, while most of America enjoyed the good life of this period, bohemians in Greenwich Village and expatriates in Paris were fervently scornful of it.

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Identity of A Decade
1
The Year Before
9
The Experience of the War
29
The Unresolved Peace
47
Symptoms of the New
70
Hardings Time
81
Surface Solutions
104
A Sufficient Freedom
122
How Some People Lived
172
High Twenties
189
The Election of Hoover
209
The Crash
228
The Libertarians
243
Notes
247
Selective Bibliography
264
Index
285

The Evolution of the Flapper
138
The Year Nothing Happened
152

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