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Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age : From the End of World War I to the Great Crash - James Ciment

Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age

From the End of World War I to the Great Crash

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This illustrated encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage on one of the most fascinating and widely-studied periods in American history. Extending from the end of World War I in 1918 to the great Wall Street crash in 1929, the Jazz Age was a time of frenetic energy and unprecedented historical developments, ranging from the League of Nations, woman suffrage, Prohibition, the Red Scare, the Ku Klux Klan, the Lindberg flight, and the Scopes trial to the rise of organized crime, motion pictures, and celebrity culture. Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age provides detailed information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the era in a fast-paced narrative that will appeal to readers from senior high school through undergraduate level. Entries cover themes, personalities, institutions, ideas, events, trends, and more, and special features such as sidebars and cultural landmarks help bring the era vividly to life.

List of Sidebars
Topic Finder
Thematic Essays
Politics and Government
Business, Economics, and Labor
Family, Community, and Society
Consumer and Popular Culture
Foreign Affairs
A-Z Entries
Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923)
African Americans
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929
Air Conditioning
Algonquin Round Table
Alien Property Custodian Scandal
American Civil Liberties Union
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Federation of Labor
American Mercury
Anderson, Sherwood
Anti-Saloon League
Appliances, Household
Arbuckle (Fatty) Scandal
Armstrong, Louis
Art, Fine
Asian Americans
Association Against the Prohibition Amendment
Atlas, Charles
Automobile Industry
Automobiles and Automobile Culture
Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Company (1922)
Baker, Josephine
Baldwin, Roger
Beauty Industry and Culture
Beiderbecke, Bix
Berlin, Irving
Berger, Victor
Bernays, Edward L.
Birth Control
Black Sox Scandal
Borah, William
Boston Police Strike of 1919
Bow, Clara
Brandeis, Louis
Bureau of Investigation
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Byrd, Richard E.
Capone, Al
Catholics and Catholicism
Celebrity Culture
Chambers of Commerce
Chaplin, Charlie
Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Child Labor
Children and Child Rearing
China, Relations with
Cigarettes and Tobacco
Coal Industry
Coal Strike of 1919
Commerce Department, U.S.
Communist Party
Coolidge, Calvin
Country Music
Credit and Debt, Consumer
Crime, Organized
Criminal Punishment
Cummings, E.E.
Dance, Performance
Dance, Popular
Darrow, Clarence
Daugherty, Harry M.
Davis, John W.
Dawes, Charles
Dawes Plan (1924)
DeMille, Cecil B.
Demobilization, Industrial
Democratic Party
Dempsey, Jack
DePriest, Oscar
Design, Industrial
Dewey, John
Dominican Republic, Intervention in
Dos Passos, John
Dreiser, Theodore
Drugs, Illicit and Illegal
Du Bois, W.E.B.
Economic Policy
Ederle, Gertrude
Education, Elementary and Secondary
Education, Higher
Election of 1918
Election of 1920
Election of 1922
Election of 1924
Election of 1926
Election of 1928
Electricity Industry
Eliot, T.S.
Evangelicals and Evangelical Christianity
Europe, Relations with
Fads and Stunts
Fairbanks, Douglas
Farmer-Labor Party
Fashion, Men's
Fashion, Women's
Federal Highway Act of 1921
Federal Power Commission
Federal Radio Commission
Film Industry
Fisher, Carl
Fitzgerald, F. Scott and Zelda
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Florida Land Boom
Flu Pandemic (1918)
Food Administration U.S.
Food and Diet
Ford Henry
Ford Motor Company
Fordney-McCumber Tariff of 1922
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
Four-Power Treaty (1921)
Fourteen Points
Fundamentalism Christian
Garvey Marcus
Gary, Elbert H.
Gastonia Strike of 1929
General Electric
General Motors
Geneva Arms Convention of 1925
German Americans
Gershwin, George
Gish, Lillian
Gitlow v. New York (1925)
Grange, Red
Haiti, Intervention in
Harding, Warren G.
Harlem Renaissance
Havana Conference of 1928
Health and Medicine
Hearst, William Randolph
Hemingway, Ernest
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.
Homosexuals and Homosexuality
Hood, Raymond
Hoover, Herbert
Hoover, J. Edgar
Hughes, Langston
Immigration Laws of 1921 and 1924
Industrial Workers of the World
Irish Americans
Italian Americans Japan, Relations with
Jewish Americans
Jones, Bobby
Journalism Keaton
Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)
Kennedy, Joseph
King Tut's Tomb
Ku Klux Klan
Labor Movement
La Follette, Robert
Landis, Kenesaw Mountain
Lasker, Albert
Latin America U.S. Relations with
Lations and Latinas
Law and the Courts
Lawrence Textile Strike of 1919
League of Nations
League of Women Voters
Leisure and Recreation
Leopold and Loeb Case (1924)
Lewis, John L.
Lewis, Sinclair
Lindbergh Flight (1927)
Locarno Treaties (1925)
Locke, Alain
Lost Generation
Luce, Henry
Marriage, Divorce, and Family
Mayer, Louis B.
McAdoo, William G.
McKay, Claude
McPherson, Aimee Semple
Mead, Margaret
Mellon, Andrew
Mencken, H.L.
Mexico, Relations with
Migration, Great
Military Affairs
Mississippi Flood of 1927
Music, Classical
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of Manufacturers
National City Bank
Native Americans
Ness, Eliot
New York Daily News
New Yorker, The
Nicaragua, Intervention in
Non-Partisan League
Norris, J. Frank
Office Work
Oil and Oil Industry
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Oliver, Joe "King"
O'Neill, Eugene
Osborn, Henry Fairfield
Palmer, A. Mitchell
Paris Peace Conference of 1919
Parker, Dorothy
Passaic Textile of 1926
Paul, Alice
Pickford, Mary
Ponzi Scheme
Population and Demographics
Prohibition (1920-1933)
Protestantism, Mainstream
Psychology Radio
Radio Corporation of America
Railroads and Railroad Industry
Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922
Railway Labor Act (1926)
Reader's Digest
Real Estate
Recession of 1921-1922
Red Scare of 1917-1920
Reparations and War Debts
Republican Party
Retail and Chain Stores
Rockne, Knute
Rogers, Will
Ross, Harold
Rosewood Massacre (1923)
Ruth, Babe
Sacco and Vanzetti Case (1920-1921)
Sanger, Margaret
Sarnoff, David
Schenck v. United States (1919)
Schultz, Dutch
Scopes Trial (1925)
Seattle General Strike of 1919
Sex and Sexuality
Sheppard-Towner Act (1921)
Siberian Intervention
Sinclair, Harry
Sloan, Alfred P.
Smith, Al
Smith, Bessie
Snyder Act (1921)
Social Gospel
Socialism and the Socialist Party of America
Steel Strike of 1919-1920
Stein, Gertrude
Stock Market
Strong, Benjamin, Jr.
Swanson, Gloria
Swope, Gerard
Taft, William Howard
Teapot Dome Scandal
Telephone and Telegraph
Tilden, Bill
Time Magazine
Travel and Tourism
Tulsa Race Riots of 1921
Universal Negro Improvement Association
Versailles, Treaty of (1919)
Volstead Act (1919)
Walker, Jimmy
War Finance Corporation
Washington Naval Conference (1921-1922)
Wealth and Income
Weissmuller, Johnny
Welfare Capitalism
Wheeler, Burton K.
Wilson, Edith
Wilson, Woodrow
Women and Gender
Women's Movement Young Plan
Cultural Landmarks
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ISBN: 9780765680785
ISBN-10: 0765680785
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 700
Published: 15th May 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 35.56 x 22.23  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 2.2