The 1920S

Authored by: Martha L. Olney

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History

Print publication date:  January  2013
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677035
eBook ISBN: 9780203067871
Adobe ISBN: 9781135080808

10.4324/9780203067871.ch10

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Abstract

The Roaring Twenties: for many, the visual images come from The Great Gatsby — a time of economic prosperity, extravagance, faster cars, shorter skirts, and jazz. Women could vote. Teenagers stayed in school. African-Americans migrated north. Electricity changed everything.

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