New Reference Book: The Twenties in America

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 15th, 2013

The Twenties in America edited by Carl Rollyson, Salem Press, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.92 SA3 1920

Almost 700 subject essays span this 3-volume set.  Essays focus on important people, ideas, and innovations of the 1920s.  Volume three also contains several lists pertinent to the 1920s including: Major films, Academy Awards, Broadway plays, TV Shows, Legislation, and Best-Selling Books.  Following this selection of  lists is a year-by-year breakdown of key events that occurred during this decade.

Read about: Airmail, Bathtub gin, Marathon dancing, Photography, Rural life, Thompson machine gun.

Access the online version of this Reference set  (and other decades) by clicking  HERE and accessing the “Salem History” database.

Helpful for: Humanities, History, Popular Culture, Topic Finding

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