eBook The Twenties in America, 1st Edition

  • Carl Rollyson
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  • ISBN-10: 1587658593
  • ISBN-13: 9781587658594
  • DDC: 973.91
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1100 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This set joins previously published Salem sets on the Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties, which have been acclaimed as effective teaching aids that enable students quickly to grasp significant aspects of each decade’s history. Written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates, The Twenties in America offers a clear and innovative approach to North America during the 1920s that can also be used by advanced students and scholars. The set covers the full breadth of North American history and culture in 675 alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles and also offers such helpful finding aids as end-of-article cross-references and a category index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Academy Awards.
2: A. C. Nielsen Company.
3: Adams, Franklin P..
4: Adding Machine, The.
5: Adkins v. Children’s Hospital.
6: Advertising in Canada.
7: Advertising in the United States.
8: African Americans.
9: Age of Innocence, The.
10: Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929.
11: Agriculture in Canada.
12: Agriculture in the United States.
13: Aiken, Conrad.
14: Air Commerce Act of 1926.
15: Airmail.
16: Air Mail Act of 1925.
17: Air Pollution.
18: Airships.
19: Alberta Sexual Sterilization Act.
20: Alexander, Grover Cleveland.
21: Algonquin Round Table.
22: Ali, Noble Drew.
23: Alice Adams.
24: All God’s Chillun Got Wings.
25: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
26: American Federation of Labor (AFL).
27: American Mercury, The.
28: Anderson, Marian.
29: Anderson, Sherwood.
30: Andrews, Roy Chapman.
31: Anna Christie.
32: Anti-Semitism.
33: Appalachian Trail.
34: Arbuckle, Fatty.
35: Archaeology.
36: Architecture.
37: Armstrong, Louis.
38: Art Deco.
39: Art Movements.
40: Asia.
41: Asian Americans.
42: Astronomy.
43: Automobiles and Auto Manufacturing.
44: Auto Racing.
45: Aviation.
46: Babbitt.
47: Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co..
48: Baker, Josephine.
49: Band-Aids.
50: Banking.
51: Bánky, Vilma.
52: Banting, Frederick Grant.
53: Bara, Theda.
54: Barrymore, John.
55: Baseball.
56: Bathing Suits.
57: Bathtub Gin.
58: Baylor Plan.
59: Beiderbecke, Bix.
60: Bell, James “Cool Papa”.
61: Bell Labs.
62: Ben-Hur.
63: Berlin, Irving.
64: Better Homes in America movement.
65: Birdseye, Clarence.
66: Birth Control.
67: Black-and-Tan Clubs.
68: Black Swan Records.
69: Bobbed Hair.
70: Bonus Act of 1924.
71: Book Clubs.
72: Bookman, The.
73: Book Publishing.
74: Border Patrol, U.S..
75: Bose, Sudhindra.
76: Bow, Clara.
77: Boxing.
78: Bread Slicer.
79: Bridge of San Luis Rey, The.
80: Broadway Musicals.
81: Brooks, Louise.
82: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
83: Bryan, William Jennings.
84: Bubble Gum.
85: Buck v. Bell.
86: Bulldozer.
87: Bungalows.
88: Bunion Derby.
89: Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, U.S..
90: Burns and Allen.
91: Bushman, Francis X..
92: Business and the Economy.
93: Byrd, Richard E..
94: Cabell, James Branch.
95: Cable Act of 1922.
96: California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
97: Canada and Great Britain.
98: Canadian Minority Communities.
99: Canadian Nationalism.
100: Cancer.
101: Capablanca, José Raúl.
102: Capone, Al.
103: Carmichael, Hoagy.
104: Carr, Mary.
105: Carter Family.
106: Cascade Tunnel.
107: Castle Gate, Utah, Mining Disaster.
108: Cather, Willa.
109: Cellophane.
110: Censorship.
111: Chain Stores.
112: Chandler, Harry.
113: Chanel, Coco.
114: Chaney, Lon.
115: Chaplin, Charlie.
116: Charleston, The.
117: Chemistry.
118: Chinese Immigration Act of 1923.
119: Chrysler, Walter P..
120: Chrysler Building.
121: Circus, The.
122: Cities.
123: City, The.
124: Civil Rights and Liberties.
125: Classical Music.
126: Cline, Genevieve R..
127: Cloche Hats.
128: Cobb, Ty.
129: Cocoanut Grove.
130: Cocoanuts, The.
131: Cohan, George M..
132: Coleman, Bessie.
133: Colman, Ronald.
134: Comic Strips.
135: Coming of Age in Samoa.
136: Communism.
137: Compton, Arthur Holly.
138: Coney Island.
139: Congress, U.S..
140: Coogan, Jackie.
141: Coolidge, Calvin.
142: Coolidge, Grace.
143: Copland, Aaron.
144: Corrigan v. Buckley.
145: Corrupt Practices Act of 1925.
146: Cotton Club.
147: Cotton Swabs.
148: Cox, Ida.
149: Cox, James M..
150: Credit and Debt.
151: Crimes and Scandals.
152: Crooners.
153: Crosby, Bing.
154: Crossword Puzzles.
155: Cummings, E. E..
156: Currency and Coinage.
157: Curtis, Charles.
158: Dance and Choreography.
159: Dances, Popular.
160: Darrow, Clarence.
161: Daugherty, Harry M..
162: Davis, John W..
163: Dawes, Charles G..
164: Dawes Plan.
165: Death Comes for the Archbishop.
166: Debs, Eugene V..
167: DeMille, Cecil B..
168: Demographics.
169: Dempsey, Jack.
170: Demuth, Charles.
171: Denby, Edwin.
172: Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts.
173: Desire under the Elms.
174: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
175: Dewey, John.
176: Dial, The.
177: Differential Analyzer.
178: Disney, Walt.
179: Doolittle, Hilda.
180: Douglas Aircraft Company.
181: Du Bois, W. E. B..
182: Duncan, Isadora.
183: Durant, will.
184: Dyer Antilynching Bill.
185: Earhart, Amelia.
186: Eastman, George.
187: Ederle, Gertrude.
188: Education.
189: Einstein, Albert.
190: Elections, Canadian.
191: Elections, Midterm, U.S..
192: Elections of 1920, U.S..
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Gambling.
2: Garbo, Greta.
3: Garvey, Marcus.
4: Gehrig, Lou.
5: General, The.
6: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
7: Gershwin, George.
8: Gila Wilderness Area.
9: Gilbert, John.
10: Gipp, George.
11: Girl Scout Cookies.
12: Gish, Dorothy.
13: Gish, Lillian.
14: Gitlow v. New York.
15: Goddard, Robert.
16: Gold Diggers of Broadway.
17: Gold Rush, the.
18: Goldwyn, Samuel.
19: Golf.
20: Gompers, Samuel.
21: Graham, Martha.
22: Grand Ole Opry, The.
23: Grange, Red.
24: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
25: Great Gatsby, The.
26: Great Migration.
27: Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.
28: Greed.
29: Griffith, D. W..
30: Gross National Product of the United States.
31: Group of Seven.
32: Grove, Lefty.
33: Hair Dryers.
34: Hairstyles.
35: Halibut Treaty of 1924.
36: Hallelujah!.
37: Hall-Mills Murder Case.
38: Hammerstein, Oscar, II.
39: Hammett, Dashiell.
40: Hardin, Lillian.
41: Harding, Warren G..
42: Harlem Renaissance.
43: Harp Weaver and Other Poems, The.
44: Hart, Lorenz.
45: Haywood, Big Bill.
46: Health Care.
47: Hearst, William Randolph.
48: Hearst Castle.
49: Hemingway, Ernest.
50: Hester v. United States.
51: Historiography.
52: Hobbies and Recreation.
53: Hockey.
54: Holland Tunnel.
55: Hollywood Bowl.
56: Hollywood Sign.
57: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr..
58: Home Furnishings.
59: Homosexuality and Gay Rights.
60: Hood Ornaments.
61: Hoover, Herbert.
62: Hoover, J. Edgar.
63: Hopper, Edward.
64: Hornsby, Rogers.
65: Horse Racing.
66: Houdini, Harry.
67: Housing.
68: Hubble, Edwin Powell.
69: Hughes, Charles Evans.
70: Hughes, Howard.
71: Hughes, Langston.
72: Hurston, Zora Neale.
73: I’ll Take My Stand.
74: Immigration Act of 1921.
75: Immigration Act of 1924.
76: Immigration to Canada.
77: Immigration to the United States.
78: In the American Grain.
79: Ince, Thomas H..
80: Income and Wages.
81: Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.
82: Installment Plans.
83: Insulin.
84: International Business Machines (IBM).
85: International Trade.
86: Inventions.
87: Iron Lung.
88: Isolationism.
89: Izaak Walton League of America.
90: Jannings, Emil.
91: Japanese American Citizens League.
92: Jazz.
93: Jazz Singer, The.
94: Jews in Canada.
95: Jews in the United States.
96: Jim Crow in the U.S. South.
97: John Brown’s Body.
98: John Keats.
99: Johnson, Jack.
100: Johnson, James Weldon.
101: Johnson, Judy.
102: Jolson, Al.
103: Jones, Bobby.
104: Kahanamoku, Duke.
105: Kane, Helen.
106: Keaton, Buster.
107: Keller, Helen.
108: Kellogg, Frank B..
109: Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928.
110: Kern, Jerome.
111: King, William Lyon Mackenzie.
112: King of Kings, the.
113: Kirby, Rollin.
114: Knickerbocker Storm.
115: Koko the Clown.
116: Kool-Aid.
117: Ku Klux Klan.
118: Labor Strikes.
119: La Follette, Robert M..
120: Landis, Kenesaw Mountain.
121: Lang, Eddie.
122: Langdon, Harry.
123: Langley, John W..
124: Lardner, Ring.
125: Lasky, Jesse L..
126: Latin America and the Caribbean.
127: Latinos.
128: Laurel and Hardy.
129: League of Nations.
130: League of United Latin American Citizens.
131: League of Women Voters.
132: Leopold-Loeb Murder Case.
133: Lewis, John L..
134: Lewis, Sinclair.
135: Lincoln Memorial.
136: Lindbergh, Charles.
137: Lindsay, Vachel.
138: Lindy Hop.
139: Lippmann, Walter.
140: Literature in Canada.
141: Literature in the United States.
142: Little Blue Books.
143: Lloyd, Harold.
144: Lodge, Henry Cabot.
145: Look Homeward, Angel.
146: Los Angeles Aqueduct Dynamiting.
147: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
148: Lost Generation.
149: Loudspeakers.
150: Lowell, Amy.
151: Luce, Henry R..
152: Lynching.
153: MacLeish, Archibald.
154: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
155: Magazines.
156: Mah-Jongg.
157: Main Currents in American Thought.
158: Main Street.
159: Man O’ War.
160: Marathon Dancing.
161: Marin, John.
162: Marriage and Dating.
163: Marx Brothers.
164: McFadden Act of 1927.
165: McKinsey, James Oscar.
166: McPherson, Aimee Semple.
167: Mead, Margaret.
168: Medicine.
169: Meighen, Arthur.
170: Mellon, Andrew.
171: Mencken, H. L..
172: Menuhin, Yehudi.
173: Merry Widow, The.
174: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
175: Mexico.
176: Meyer v. Nebraska.
177: Micheaux, Oscar.
178: Migrations.
179: Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
180: Millikan, Robert Andrews.
181: Miss America Pageants.
182: Mitchell, Billy.
183: Mix, Tom.
184: Model A Fords.
185: Montessori Method.
186: Moody, Helen Wills.
187: Moore v. Dempsey.
188: Morgan, Thomas Hunt.
189: Morton, Jelly Roll.
190: Motels.
191: Mount Rushmore.
192: Movie Palaces.
193: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
194: Music, Popular.
195: Nanook of the North.
196: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Racial Discrimination.
2: Radio.
3: Radio Act of 1927.
4: Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
5: Railroads.
6: Railway Labor Act of 1926.
7: Randolph, A. Philip.
8: Rayon Stockings.
9: Recession of 1920–1921.
10: Red Scare, The.
11: Reed, John.
12: Refrigerators.
13: Reid, Wallace.
14: Religion in Canada.
15: Religion in the United States.
16: “Return to Normalcy”.
17: Revenue Acts of 1924, 1926, and 1928.
18: Rhapsody in Blue.
19: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
20: Rin Tin Tin Films.
21: Roach, Hal, Sr..
22: Roaring Twenties.
23: Robeson, Paul.
24: Robinson, Edwin Arlington.
25: Rocketry.
26: Rockne, Knute.
27: Rockwell, Norman.
28: Rodgers, Jimmie.
29: Rogers, Will.
30: Romberg, Sigmund.
31: Roosevelt, Franklin D..
32: Rosenfeld, Fanny “Bobbie”.
33: Ross, Harold.
34: Ross, Nellie Tayloe.
35: Route 66.
36: Royal Canadian Air Force.
37: Rural Life.
38: Russian Famine Relief Act of 1921.
39: Ruth, Babe.
40: Saarinen, Eliel.
41: Sacco and Vanzetti Case.
42: Safety Last.
43: Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
44: Sandburg, Carl.
45: Sanger, Margaret.
46: Sarnoff, David.
47: Sartoris.
48: Schiaparelli, Elsa.
49: Schindler, Rudolph.
50: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
51: Scholz, Jackson.
52: Schultz, Dutch.
53: Science and Technology.
54: Science Fiction.
55: Scopes Trial.
56: Sears, Roebuck and Co..
57: Sennett, Mack.
58: Sesquicentennial Exposition.
59: Sex and Sex Education.
60: Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
61: Sheik, The.
62: Shenandoah Airship Disaster.
63: Sheppard-Towner Act.
64: Show Boat.
65: Shuffle Along.
66: Sinclair, Upton.
67: Slang.
68: Smith, Alfred E..
69: Smith, Bessie.
70: Soccer.
71: Social Sciences.
72: Société Anonyme.
73: Sound and the Fury, The.
74: Southern Agrarians.
75: Soviet Union and North America.
76: Speakeasies.
77: Spiritualism.
78: Sports.
79: Spring and All.
80: Steamboat Willie.
81: St. Francis Dam Disaster.
82: Stein, Gertrude.
83: Stella Dallas.
84: Stieglitz, Alfred.
85: Stock Market Crash.
86: Stone, Harlan Fiske.
87: Strange Interlude.
88: Student Prince, The.
89: Studies in Classic American Literature.
90: Sturtevant, Alfred H..
91: Suburbs.
92: Sun Also Rises, The.
93: Supreme Court, U.S..
94: Swanson, Gloria.
95: Taft, William Howard.
96: Tales of the Jazz Age.
97: Talking Motion Pictures.
98: Tarkington, Booth.
99: Taylor, William Desmond.
100: Teapot Dome Scandal.
101: Teasdale, Sara.
102: Telephone Technology and service.
103: Television Technology.
104: Ten Commandments, The.
105: Ten Days that Shook the World.
106: Tennis.
107: Theater in Canada.
108: Theater in the United States.
109: Thief of Bagdad, The.
110: This Side of Paradise.
111: Thompson Machine Gun.
112: Thorpe, Jim.
113: Three Soldiers.
114: Tilden, Bill.
115: Tin Pan Alley.
116: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
117: Tong Wars of Chinatown, San Francisco.
118: Toomer, Jean.
119: Traffic Signals.
120: Transportation.
121: Travel.
122: Tunney, Gene.
123: Unemployment.
124: Unionism.
125: United Artists.
126: United States v. Ninety-Five Barrels Alleged Apple Cider Vinegar.
127: United States v. United States Steel Corp.
128: Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).
129: Urbanization.
130: Valentino, Rudolph.
131: Vallée, Rudy.
132: Van Der Zee, James.
133: Vaudeville.
134: Vidor, King.
135: Vitamin D Discovery.
136: Voting Rights.
137: Walker, Jimmy.
138: Wallace, DeWitt.
139: Waller, Fats.
140: Warner, Harry.
141: Warner, Sam.
142: Warner Bros..
143: Washington Naval Conference.
144: Waste Land, The.
145: Weissmuller, Johnny.
146: West, Mae.
147: West Virginia Mining Disaster.
148: Wharton, Edith.
149: What’s O’Clock.
150: Whiteman, Paul.
151: Wilder, Thornton.
152: Williams, William Carlos.
153: Wilson, Edith.
154: Wilson, Edmund.
155: Wilson, Woodrow.
156: Wings.
157: Women in College.
158: Women in the Workforce.
159: Women’s Rights.
160: Workers’ Education.
161: World War I Veterans.
162: Wright, Frank Lloyd.
163: Wylie, Elinor.
164: Yo-Yos.
165: Ziegfeld, Florenz.
166: Ziegfeld Follies.
167: Zworykin, Vladimir.
Appendixes.
Entertainment: Major Broadway Plays and Awards.
Entertainment: Major Films.
Entertainment: Radio Programs, Personalities, and Firsts.
Legislation: Major U.S. Legislation.
Legislation: Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions.
Literature: Best-Selling Books in the United States.
Music: Popular Musicians.
Music: Top-Selling U.S. Recordings.
Sports: Winners of Major Events.
Time Line.
Bibliography.
Glossary.
List of Entries by Category.
Photo Index.
Personages Index.
Subject Index.