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Seven: Dictionaries of General American Slang

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines general American dictionaries of slang. Several of the glossaries mentioned in this chapter were designed to explain American slang to a British audience, and at least one was ... More


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


Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Christina Simmons

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

As a modern female style undermined a Victorian motherhood‐centered ideal, whites and African Americans debated conceptions of women's sexuality and marriage. In the 1910s social hygiene reformers ... 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


The Golden Age of Girl Evangelists

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/9780199790876.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s was marked by a revolution of manners and morals. Women, especially the flappers, have received much attention. But a stark contrast to the flappers had a stage during this period ‐‐ ... More


A Revolution in Manners and Morals

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/9780199790876.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s roared onto the scene, challenging traditional norms and elevating novelty and experimentation. Women, and especially young women, the flappers, became the mark of the decade, with their ... More


Girl Evangelists versus the Flappers

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/9780199790876.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Girl evangelists stood as a useful contrast to the new image of youth and the female. It was the press that first noticed this and made something of it. It gave them a concrete opposite of the ... More


The Sexual Side of Selling Salvation

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/9780199790876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The girl evangelist was viewed as the antithesis of the flapper, by her supporters and by the press and public. Since a bold sexuality was part of the flapper persona, the girl evangelists had to be ... More


Modern Marriage: Three Visions

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Novelists as well as reformers in the interwar period depicted three competing versions of companionate marriage. The most widespread was “flapper marriage,” which modernized but did not really ... More


The ‘Golden Age of Woman’

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the female body and beauty, and considers how classical and modern imagery manufactured sexuality and gender ideals for women. Investigating women's claims ... More


Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1920s Jazz Age is remembered for flappers and speakeasies, not for the success of a declining labor movement. A more complex story was unfolding among the young women and men in the hosiery mills ... More


Seeking Stardom

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter covers Wong's rise to Hollywood stardom while hampered by yellow face competition and rules against mixed race romance on screen. It discusses her flapper persona, mixed race romances ... More


Up and Then Down, 1921–1940

Doris Weatherford

in They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060606
eISBN:
9780813050997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060606.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes American women of the 1920s. The 1920s marked not only a great economic transformation but also the greatest social change of all time for women all around the globe. Following ... More


The “Jungle Flapper”: Civilization, Repression, and the Homogenous Society

Maureen A. Molloy

in On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), which was written and published at the height of the Roaring Twenties. In Coming of Age, Mead encapsulated 1920s ambivalences about ... More


The dance evil: gender, sexuality and the representation of popular dance

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores how the social perception and cultural representation of dancing – especially its chief enthusiasts, professionals, and the public venues where it took place – were shaped by ... More


The Era: “Be Nonchalant … Light a Murad”

Ethan Mordden

in All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter examines the 1920s as an era, specifically as the Prohibition era, and looks at how certain aspects of the decade famously came to define the character of the city of Chicago. After all, ... More


Morality, Gender, and the Dance Hall, 1918–60

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Having examined the development of a mass audience for dancing, and the important social functions that it performed, the final section of the book examines moral panic and the dance hall and makes ... More


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