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The 1920s is one of the most fascinating decades in American history, when the seeds of modern American life were sown. It was a time of prosperity and recovery from war, when women's roles began to change and advertising and credit made it desirable and easy to acquire a vast array of new products. But there was a dark side of crime and corruption, racial intolerance, hard times for immigrants and farmers, and an impending financial collapse.
The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz explores all the different aspects of the time, from literature and music to politics, fashion, economics, and invention. To experience one of the most vibrant eras in US history, readers will debate the pros and cons of prohibition, create an advertising campaign for a new product, and analyze and compare events leading to the stock market crashes of 1929 and 2008.
The Roaring Twenties meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Marcia Amidon Lusted has written over 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Marcia lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.
Jennifer Keller is a writer-illustrator with an MFA in Traditional Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She illustrated Explore Native American Cultures! and Explore Natural Resources! for Nomad Press. Jennifer lives in San Jose, California.
Table of Contents
Timeline Introduction: Why Were the Twenties Roaring”? Chapter 1: We’re in the Money Chapter 2: Politics and Prohibition Chapter 3: An Age of Invention Chapter 4: Culture and All That Jazz Chapter 5: Not Invited to the Party Chapter 6: The Party’s Over Glossary Resources Index