1919: America's Loss of Innocence
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1919: America's Loss of Innocence

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Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 29th 1991 by Plume (first published 1990)
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Jill Hutchinson
The author takes an unusual approach in trying to wrestle with the question of America's "loss of innocence". He delineates four separate reasons which were the major contributing factors: The Versailles Peace Treaty; the Red Scare; Prohibition; and the Black Sox baseball scandal. I agreed with the first three and initially wondered why the fourth one. After finishing the book, I now see his logic in the inclusion of the baseball-fixing scandal and think most readers will agree as well.
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Reagan Elaina
I enjoyed the last quarter of the book the most, overall it was a read. I feel like I understand this year in American history a ton more. There isn't much more I really want to say about it though.
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