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The Resource The American heritage history of the 20's & 30's,, by the editors of American heritage. Editor in charge: Ralph K. Andrist. Narrative: Edmund Stillman. With two chapters by Marshall Davidson. Pictorial commentary: Nancy Kelly

The American heritage history of the 20's & 30's,, by the editors of American heritage. Editor in charge: Ralph K. Andrist. Narrative: Edmund Stillman. With two chapters by Marshall Davidson. Pictorial commentary: Nancy Kelly

Label
The American heritage history of the 20's & 30's,
Title
The American heritage history of the 20's & 30's,
Statement of responsibility
by the editors of American heritage. Editor in charge: Ralph K. Andrist. Narrative: Edmund Stillman. With two chapters by Marshall Davidson. Pictorial commentary: Nancy Kelly
Title variation
  • American heritage history of the 1920's & 1930's
  • American heritage history of the nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties
  • American heritage history of the twenties and thirties
  • 1920's & 1930's
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Language
eng
Summary
" ... the story of the changes that came to America ... in the years between the two World Wars. At first, as the 1920's dawn, there is the ultraconservatism that rejects Wilson's League of Nations, amends the Constitution to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages, suspects every immigrant of being a Red, and places TWK (meaning Trade With the Klan) stickers in merchant-members' shop windows. Then Henry Ford mass-produces flivvers that cost as little as $290, women get the vote, girls get a new concept of morality, and a freewheeling, flask-toting citizenry begins its surge to hedonism. They have plenty of examples to emulate: public officials get rich on purloined Navy oil while the President whom they betray dallies in the 'Little White House on H Street' or with his paramour in a little White House closet, the high jinks of high society and Hollywood are amply reported by a sensation-seeking press, the advertising fraternity urges everyone to keep up with the Joneses and endows [them] with everything. The great euphoria reaches its climax with the stock market crash ... Here you see what America was like when factories lay idle and old newspapers become 'Hoover blankets' for evicted families; when angry farmers gathered at foreclosure sales with pitchforks and shotguns to fight for their land; when the International Apple Shippers' Association offered apples on credit to the jobless to sell for five cents apiece on city streets; when Franklin Roosevelt said, 'This nation asks for action, and action now.' and started the kind of action that kept him in the White House for the rest of the Thirties and beyond. To be sure, there were many during those decades who did not drink bathtub gin and hanker for the sinful ways of the city, who were not wiped out by the economic downturn, did not hate 'that man in the White House.' These people are here too, some baffled, some belligerent, all caught in the crosscurrents of a nation in transition."--Jacket flaps
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Also issued online.
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American heritage
Credits note
Editor in charge: Ralph K. Andrist. Narrative: Edmund Stillman. With two chapters by Marshall Davidson. Pictorial commentary: Nancy Kelly
Dewey number
917.3/03/91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E784
LC item number
.A67
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Andrist, Ralph K.
  • Stillman, Edmund O
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Nineteen thirties
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Manners and customs
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Nineteen twenties
  • United States
  • Fotografie
  • Bildband
  • Alltag
  • USA
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The American heritage history of the 20's & 30's,, by the editors of American heritage. Editor in charge: Ralph K. Andrist. Narrative: Edmund Stillman. With two chapters by Marshall Davidson. Pictorial commentary: Nancy Kelly
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Retreat from Versailles -- The eyes and ears of the world-1. -- Small-town America -- Into the 20's -- Shadow over Washington -- The eyes and ears of the world-2. -- The great euphoria -- The new morality -- The great crash -- Famous faces of the twenties -- Roots of disaster -- After the crash -- "Hunger is not debatable" -- The eyes and ears of the world-3. -- Half turn left -- New Deal upbeat -- Famous faces of the thirties -- Time of troubles -- The eyes and ears of the world-4. -- The king in check -- The turbulent years -- Isolation or intervention? -- The eyes and ears of the world-5. -- Arsenal of democracy -- On the brink
Control code
ocm00094320
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780828100977
Lccn
72117350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780828100977
  • (OCoLC)00094320
Label
The American heritage history of the 20's & 30's,, by the editors of American heritage. Editor in charge: Ralph K. Andrist. Narrative: Edmund Stillman. With two chapters by Marshall Davidson. Pictorial commentary: Nancy Kelly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Retreat from Versailles -- The eyes and ears of the world-1. -- Small-town America -- Into the 20's -- Shadow over Washington -- The eyes and ears of the world-2. -- The great euphoria -- The new morality -- The great crash -- Famous faces of the twenties -- Roots of disaster -- After the crash -- "Hunger is not debatable" -- The eyes and ears of the world-3. -- Half turn left -- New Deal upbeat -- Famous faces of the thirties -- Time of troubles -- The eyes and ears of the world-4. -- The king in check -- The turbulent years -- Isolation or intervention? -- The eyes and ears of the world-5. -- Arsenal of democracy -- On the brink
Control code
ocm00094320
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780828100977
Lccn
72117350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780828100977
  • (OCoLC)00094320

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