Popular Fads and Crazes through American History, 1st Edition

  • Nancy Hendricks
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  • ISBN-10: 1440851832
  • ISBN-13: 9781440851834
  • DDC: 306.40973
  • 920 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Why could hula hoops and TV westerns only have been found in every household in the 1950s? What murdered Russian princess can be seen in one of the first documented selfies, taken in 1914? This book answers those questions and more in its documentation of all of the most captivating trends that have defined American popular culture since before the country began. Entries are well-researched and alphabetized by decade. At the start of every section is an insightful historical overview of the decade, and the set uniquely illustrates what today's readers have in common with the past. It also contains a Glossary of Slang for each decade as well as a bibliography, plus suggestions for further reading for each entry. Students and readers interested in history will enjoy discovering trends through the years in such areas as fashion, movies, music, and sports.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Pre-1900s.
1: Bicycles.
2: Bloomers.
3: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.
4: Bustles and Corsets.
5: Cakewalk.
6: Cartomania.
7: Chicago Columbian Exposition.
8: Cycloramas.
9: Instant Music.
10: Minstrel Shows.
11: Powdered Wigs.
12: Science Fiction.
13: Spiritualism.
14: Stereopticons.
15: Utopian Movement.
16: Vaudeville.
17: Waltz.
1900s.
18: Automobile.
19: Brownie Camera.
20: Catalog Wish Books.
21: Female “Typewriters”.
22: Nickelodeons.
23: Ragtime.
24: Teddy Bear.
25: Ziegfeld Follies.
1910s.
26: Automat.
27: Birth of a Nation, The.
28: Castlemania.
29: Circuit Chautauqua.
30: Moving Pictures.
31: Ouija Board.
32: “Over There”.
33: Serials.
34: Tango and Foxtrot.
1920s.
35: Aviation Mania.
36: Babe Ruth.
37: Ballyhoo.
38: Beauty Pageants.
39: Charleston, Black Bottom, Shimmy, and Rumba.
40: Cigarette Smoking.
41: Coney Island.
42: Conk Hairdo.
43: Crooners.
44: Egyptomania.
45: Endurance Fads.
46: Flagpole-Sitting.
47: Flappers.
48: Florida Land.
49: Gangster Chic.
50: Hair of the ’20s.
51: Jazz.
52: Knickers and Plus-Fours.
53: Lindbergh.
54: Mah-Jongg.
55: Main Street.
56: Matinee Idols.
57: Middle Class Steamship Travel.
58: Monkey Trial.
59: Prohibition Scofflaws.
60: Radio.
61: Speakeasies.
62: Stock Market Speculation.
63: “Taking the Waters”.
64: Talking Pictures.
1930s.
65: Amos ‘N’ Andy.
66: Baseball Cards.
67: Comics.
68: Dance Marathons.
69: Disney.
70: Edward and Mrs. Simpson.
71: Escapism.
72: Fireside Chats.
73: Gone With the Wind.
74: Jukeboxes.
75: “Little Gloria”.
76: Martian Mania.
77: Miniature Golf and Monopoly.
78: Nancy Drew Books.
79: New York World’s Fair, 1939.
80: Pinball.
81: Radio Serials.
82: Shirley Temple.
83: Swing.
84: Your Hit Parade.
1940s.
85: Baby Boom.
86: Big Bands.
87: Bikini.
88: Bobbysoxers.
89: Frank Sinatra.
90: Government Girls.
91: Jitterbug.
92: Kilroy.
93: New Look Fashion.
94: Pin-Up Girls.
95: Rationing.
96: Uncle Miltie.
97: Victory Gardens.
98: Zoot Suits.
1950s.
99: American Bandstand.
100: Atomic Chic.
101: Barbie Dolls.
102: Beats.
103: Blue Jeans.
104: Calypso Madness.
105: Capri Pants.
106: Davy Crockett.
107: Disneyland.
108: Dr. Spock.
109: Drive-In Movies.
110: Drive-In Restaurants.
111: Elvis.
112: Fallout Shelters.
113: Folk Music Revival.
114: Gas Guzzlers.
115: Howdy Doody.
116: Hula Hoops.
117: I Love Lucy.
118: Levittown.
119: Mad Magazine.
120: Marilyn Monroe.
121: The Mickey Mouse Club.
122: Monster Movies and Horror Hosts.
123: Peyton Place (Book).
124: Quiz Shows.
125: Rock & Roll.
126: Stuffing Phone Booths.
127: Superman.
128: Teen Films.
129: Television.
130: Three-Dimensional (3-D) Movies.
131: The Tonight Show.
132: Toy Mania.
133: Tupperware Parties.
134: TV Dinners.
135: UFO Mania.
136: VWs.
137: Westerns.