9780060956653

Only Yesterday : An Informal History of the 1920's

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    9780060956653

  • ISBN10:

    0060956658

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Prohibition. Al Capone. The President Harding scandals. The revolution of manners and morals. Black Tuesday. These are only an inkling of the events and figures characterizing the wild, tumultuous era that was the Roaring Twenties.

Originally published in 1931, Only Yesterday traces the rise if post-World War I prosperity up to the Wall Street crash of 1929 against the colorful backdrop of flappers, speakeasies, the first radio, and the scandalous rise of skirt hemlines. Hailed as an instant classic, this is Frederick Lewis Allen's vivid and definitive account of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating decades, chronicling a time of both joy and terror--when dizzying highs were quickly succeeded by heartbreaking lows.

Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless variety of half-forgotten events, fashions, crazes, and absurdities.

Deftly written, with a humorous touch, Only Yesterday traces, beneath the excitements of day-to-day life in the 20s, those currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Prelude: May, 1919
1(12)
Back to Normalcy
13(26)
The Big Red Scare
39(27)
America Convalescent
66(10)
The Revolution in Manners and Morals
76(30)
Harding and the Scandals
106(31)
Coolidge Prosperity
137(24)
The Ballyhoo Years
161(34)
The Revolt of the Highbrows
195(17)
Alcohol and Al Capone
212(22)
Home, Sweet Florida
234(17)
The Big Bull Market
251(27)
Crash!
278(17)
Aftermath: 1930--31
295(16)
Appendix: Sources and Obligations 311(6)
Index 317

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Awesome historical reference. April 17, 2011
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This is a great historical textbook, wonderful source of information about the 1920s in the USA. It has lots of facts and makes them personal with anecdotes and the sort of details about daily life that textbooks omit. Allen touches briefly, but poignantly, on all the important political, economical and social aspects of American life in these years. I really enjoyed this textbook and if you are interested in this time period, you will enjoy it too. This rental textbook is in great condition. There is no highlighting throughout the book and the cover and pages are in really good condition. It looks brand new. The seller was also very helpful and responded to my emails very quickly.
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