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The 1920s (1920-1929) (online access included).


The 1920s (1920-1929) (online access included)

Edited by Michael Shally-Jensen

Salem Press


325 pages



Defining Documents in American History


This resource contains 45 primary source documents from 1920s America on the return to normal life after World War I; the Sacco-Vanzetti case; prohibition; the age of President Calvin Coolidge; women's life, including the right to vote and the development of birth control; African Americans; the Scopes trial involving the ban on teaching evolution in public schools; international treaty negotiations (the Conference on Naval Disarmament and the Kellogg-Briand Pact); President Herbert Hoover; and new trends in industry, travel, and culture, such as aviation, automobiles, and The Jazz Singer. Including letters, journals, speeches, political sermons, laws, government reports, and court cases, each article incorporates the historical context, a description of the author's life, and the circumstances in which the document was written, as well as a document analysis and themes. Online access is included. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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