Defining Documents in American History: The 1920s (1920-1929)

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1 Volume
400 Pages
40 Essays
40 Primary Source Documents
40 Readers’ Guides
Photos, Maps & Time Line
General Bibliography & Subject Index


It gives modern students and interested readers a flavor of the times as well as thought-provoking observations about the issues being treated.

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Defining Documents

The following titles make up the entire Defining Documents series:

Exploration and Colonial America (1492-1755)

The American Revolution (1754-1805)

Manifest Destiny & the New Nation (1803-1859)
The American West (1836-1900)
Civil War  (1860-1896)
Reconstruction & Development of the Industrial United States  (1865-1880)
The Emergence of Modern America (1868-1918)
World War I (1914-1920)
The 20s (1920-1929)
The 30s (1930-1939)
World War II (1936-1946)
Post-War 1940s (1945-1949)

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September 2014 · 1 volume 
400 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-493-0
# of Pages: 400
# of Volumes: 1
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Defining Documents in American History:
The 1920s, 1920-1929
Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans.

This new resource is designed to give students and researchers new insight into the 1920s in American history, through an in-depth analysis of forty important primary source documents and their lasting effect on American history.

Defining Documents in American History: The 1920s offers in-depth critical analysis of 40 primary source documents important to this uproarious decade in American history. Articles begin by introducing readers to the historical context, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document was written. A document analysis, written by professional writers and historians, guides readers in understanding key elements of language, rhetoric, and social and political meaning that define the significance of the author and document in American history.

Defining Documents in American History: The 1920s provides detailed analysis of a wide array of topics, including:

Treaty of Versailles & The League of Nations
Women’s Right to Vote
The Great Migration of African Americans & the Harlem Renaissance
Stock Market Collapse & the onset of the Great Depression

This collection will introduce students and educators to a diverse range of genres, including journals, letters, speeches, government legislation, and court opinions. Documents represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout American history.