Booze, Bullets, and Babies: or White Sheets, Red Scare, Black Monday, and all those Blues
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic study of America in the "Roaring 20's" An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic study of America in the "Roaring 20's". The decade of the 1920's stands as a complex, contradictory and compelling transition period between America's Victorian past and its modern future. This decade saw the development of conspicuous consumption while at the same time, the United States launched crusades against intemperance, war and militarism. Flappers became the symbol of the modern age of jazz, bootleg gin, and consumerism. This decade evidenced the Klan's resurgence, the Red Scare, and the Scopes Trial. Our study of the 1920's will examine the causes and the consequences of making America modern.