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What’s Black and White and Heard All Over?

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the start of Dorothy's career. The 1920s saw women in the United States going where they had not gone before — into voting booths, for example. The world of Dorothy's early ... More


Global Competition Law: A Project Conceived and Abandoned

David J. Gerber

in Global Competition: Law, Markets, and Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228225
eISBN:
9780191711350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228225.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter analyzes transnational efforts to develop a global competition regime during the first half of the 20th century. It reveals that these early experiences were far richer and had far more ... More


The Newness of the ‘New Biography’: Biographical Theory and Practice in the Early Twentieth Century

Laura Marcus

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The dominance of modernist and avant-garde literature in the early decades of the twentieth century directed attention away from certain texts and genres. Biography was one of the genres that ... More


American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Jon R. Huibregtse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the First World War and the New Deal. The book challenges this perspective in this examination of the ... More


Reorganizing Higher Education in the Shadow of the Great War

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the growth of American higher education during the 1920s. Though World War I caused havoc at many campuses, some fields of study, such as psychology, exploited the war in order ... More


The Roaring Twenties in Europe

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

‘Everywhere there emerged the centrality of America — whether loved or loathed — as the crucial term of comparison when the topic was building the future in any form’; the challenges of 1920s ... More


Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy

Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169651
eISBN:
9780813169996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Harry Langdon (1884–1944) was a silent comedian in the early days of the American film industry. Although he is often compared with other silent comedians of the era, including Charlie Chaplin, ... More


Introducing Films into the Courts: The 1920s

Louis-Georges Schwartz

in Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 looks at the courts' initial resistance to evidentiary film and their gradual acceptance of the medium in the 1920s


Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s is often viewed as the period of the most striking revolution in manners and morals that has marked North American society, affecting almost every aspect of life, from dress and drink to ... More


The Criterion of Refinement: The 1920s

Elvin Hatch

in Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter turns to one that refers to life-style, or to the element of refinement in life-style. Social hierarchy was greater before World War II than it is today in South Downs, for the postwar ... More


Explaining the Phenomenon

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s was the golden age of the girl evangelist phenomenon. A primary reason for this was the dominant flapper in this period, for which girl evangelists presented a stark and curious contrast. ... More


Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR

Adeeb Khalid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454097
eISBN:
9781501701351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454097.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book chronicles the tumultuous history of Central Asia in the age of the Russian revolution. Traumatic upheavals—war, economic collapse, famine—transformed local society and brought new groups ... More


Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Sherri Snyder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1914 at age seventeen, strong-willed, infamous Reatha Watson was declared by juvenile authorities to be “too beautiful for the city” and banished from Los Angeles. She soon returned, became ... More


Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Peter J. Yearwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book reconsiders the role of the League of Nations as an idea and as an institution in the development of British policy, 1914–25. It challenges the view that London took up the league idea ... More


Class War and the Home Front: From the Revolution to the Death of Stalin (1917–1953)

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

From the 1920s to the 1940s, literature in Russia can be described as diverse and experimental, and Russian women writers of that time were able to produce some of the most adventurous and ... More


Deserving Mothers: Day Care as Welfare

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0004
Subject:
History, Family History

The case of Leah Nadel is a good example for showing some of the ways the day nurseries operated as a charity during the 1910s and 1920s. Even though she received charity from day nurseries, Leah ... More


Day Care and Depression

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0006
Subject:
History, Family History

In the past (1890s to 1920s), working mothers were viewed as “evil”. After 1930 however, changes made in both women's wage work and social welfare began to challenge these assumptions, gradually ... More


Conclusion: Europe Reconstructed?

Lord Bullock and William Deakin

in The Lights that Failed: European International History 1919-1933

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221142
eISBN:
9780191678417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221142.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 1920s must be seen within the context of the aftermath of the Great War and not as the prologue to the 1930s and the outbreak of a new European conflict. It was a post-war and not a pre-war ... More


. A Decade of Optimism (1919–1929)

Norman Ingram

in The Politics of Dissent: Pacifism in France 1919-1939

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222958
eISBN:
9780191678547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222958.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

From 1919 to 1929, France experienced a decade of optimism towards old-style pacifism. This was a period of tremendous upheaval in European society; France was gradually changing from an anarchistic ... More


Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Felix Harcourt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Earlier studies of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s have largely focused on how and why the organization attracted and lost members. But to understand the Klan primarily as an organization limits our ... More


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