Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression by Neil A. WynnHistorical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression by Neil A. Wynn

Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression

byNeil A. Wynn

Hardcover | October 28, 2003

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This volume examines significant individuals and developments in American political, economic, social and cultural history between the years 1913 and 1933. It was a time of momentous change including involvement in World War I, the Red Scare, the Jazz Age, the Crash of 1929, and the onset of the Great Depression. It covers the presidencies of Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover and the shift from reformism to conservatism. Prohibition and gangsterism symbolized the apparent failure of politics. The period witnessed the rise of new industries such as the automobile, chemicals, and electrical goods, and the growth of a mass consumer society. It was accompanied by mass entertainment with the rise of Hollywood, radio, and sport. Meanwhile the urban population exceeded the rural. For some, but far from all, during the earlier phase there was the charm of "prosperity," but this was replaced by widespread hardship and suffering and a search for what had gone wrong.
Neil A. Wynn is professor in Twentieth Century American History at the University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. He has written and published numerous papers, articles, books, and radio and television documentaries on American history.
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Title:Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great DepressionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:426 pages, 8.8 × 5.72 × 1.47 inPublished:October 28, 2003Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810848430

ISBN - 13:9780810848436

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Chronology Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 5 Appendix I: Presidents and Their Administrations, 1913-1933 Chapter 6 Appendix II: Constitutional Amendments Chapter 7 Selected Bibliography Chapter 8 About the Author

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...if Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression is intended to act as a springboard to further investigation of the period then it succeeds. The variety of entries, the sporadic suggestiveness of the cross-references and the impressively extensive bibliography ensure that it just manages to avoid becoming an occasional book to dip into for the odd interesting fact and becomes instead a useful, if flawed, research tool.