The Twenties in America

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3 Volumes
1,144 Pages
672 Articles
204 Photos
75 Sidebars
Time Line
Photo Index
General Bibliography
Ready-Reference Top Matter
Bibliography in Every Article
Major Legislation and Court Cases
Category List
Subject Index

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The Twenties in America
Flappers, prohibition, jazz, the Lost Generation and the Marx Brothers.

The Thirties in America
Bonnie & Clyde, The Dust Bowl, The New Deal, Al Capone, Black Holes, Gershwin, Jesse Owens.

The Forties in America
World War II, Citizen Kane, The Jitterbug, Sinatra, Polaroid, Nuremburg, Ben Hogan.

The Fifties in America
I Love Lucy, 3-D, Flying Saucers, Nixon's Checkers Speech, and Brown v. Board of Education.

The Sixties in America
Alice's Restaurant, Altamont, Biafra, Flower Children, the Pill, & the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Seventies in America
Bellbottoms, Nixon, Fonda, Jaws & the Equal Rights Amendment.

The Eighties in America
Reagan, AIDS, the Challenger MTV, Yuppies, "Who Shot J.R.?"

The Nineties in America
The Gulf War, dot-coms, Y2K impeachment, grunge

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Editor: Carl Rollyson,
Baruch College

April 2012 · 3 volumes
1,144 pages · 8"x10"

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The Twenties in America
Flappers, prohibition, jazz, and the Lost Generation…The Twenties in America examines the iconic personalities and moments of this uproarious decade. The encyclopedia serves as a valuable source of reliable information and keen insights for today's students.

Three volumes, including 1,144 pages
672 articles and numerous lists and tables
204 photos, illustrations and graphs
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

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This set joins previously published Salem sets on the Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties, which have been acclaimed as effective teaching aids that enable students to grasp quickly significant aspects of each decade's history. Written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates, The Twenties in America offers a clear and innovative approach to North America during the 1920s that can also be used by advanced students and scholars. The set covers the full breadth of North American history and culture in 672 alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles and also offers such helpful finding aids as end-of-article cross-references and a category index. 

This illustrated three-volume encyclopedia is a welcome addition to Salem's award-winning "Decades" series. It covers events, movements, people, trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada.

The Twenties in America features long overviews and short entries discussing people, books, films, plays, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1920s in order to explore what made the decade unique. Topics that span several decades often provide some background and information on subsequent events to help place the 1920s in perspective. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, The Twenties in America presents clear discussions of its topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar. Entries fall into the following general categories: arts and literature, business and economics, crime and punishment, disasters, education, environmental issues, film, health and medical issues, international relations, journalism, military and war, politics and government, popular culture, popular music, religion and spirituality, science and technology, sexuality, social issues, sports, and transportation. 

Each essay begins with a concise title followed by a brief definition or description of the person, organization, work, concept, or event. Further headings attribute authorship, establish a date for the subject, and assign a location. The main body of the essay concludes with an "Impact" section that reviews the subject's broader importance during the 1920s. "See also" cross-references that follow every article direct readers to additional articles on closely related or parallel subjects. Every article also offers bibliographical notes, which include annotations in articles of 1,000 or more words. Every essay includes an author byline. 

Volume 3 contains 10 appendixes that provide additional information about selected aspects of the decade: major films; best-selling U.S. books; popular musicians and top-selling records; winners of major sports events; major U.S. Supreme Court decisions and important legislation; a glossary of new words and slang; a detailed time line; and an annotated general bibliography.