The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

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Covers the social, political, and economic history of the 1920s, including developments in science, from astrophysics to laboratory science to discoveries and inventions; the creation of new professional sports leagues; the labor union movement; censorship, and writers, artists, and moviemakers. This volume captures the complexities of the 1920s.The Ford Motor Company, for example, closed its Michigan plants, and 50, 000 rubber workers fled Akron, Ohio. ... Mechanization of plowing, seeding, harvesting, and other chores once carried out by manual labor had increased farm production and efficiency. ... Believing they had nothing to lose, they bought new goods and acreages on the credit confidently extended to them by small- town bankers.

Title:The Roaring Twenties
Author:Thomas Streissguth
Publisher:Infobase Publishing - 2009-01-01


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