Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events - the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti; the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue - and it produced a splendid array of writers, musicians and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.The stock marketa#39;s dramatic rise in 1928 and 1929 was fuelled by the everincreasing profits and expansion of companies like General Motors and Chrysler Motors. By the late 1920s the automotive industry paid nearly a tenth of Americaa#39;sanbsp;...
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