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The Twenties in America
A principal theme of the 1920s was "paradox," and Professor Carter explains the tensions that existed between city and country, progress and nostalgia for the past, progressive attitudes and the persistence of bigotry. Carter also provides incisive reevaluations of some archetypal figures of the era, such as Coolidge, Lindbergh, and Hemingway, and suggests new ways of ...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published January 15th 1975 by Wiley-Blackwell
(first published 1968)
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This short book made a very poor impression on me. Definetly mis-titled, it mostly focuses on the conflict of urban and rural areas in the 1920s, so don't expect a lot of information. Some bits and pieces are interesting, but, on the whole, I would not deem this book worthwhile unless someone is conducting major research in the era, and then better books would be easily available. I originally approached it hoping for a book that would elegantly summarize the period for my students. I ended up ...more