"Wars for Civilization" of the 1920s

A Frame for Understanding the 1920s
-- And This Site




Eugenics in the Culture Wars of the 1920s:
Some Approaches to Studying a Neglected Topic



Passing from Light into Dark




The KKK in the 1920s


The Seven Lively Arts Revisited: The Demotic Impulse


On-line Resources for the Study of Demotic Art


What Sadie Knew: The Immigrant "Working Girl" and the Rise of Demotic Culture


"Memories of Olive": The Life and Death of "Ollie Thomas"


Revues and OtherVanities:
The Commodification of Fantasy






Betty Boop and Jazz



Charlie Chan: The "Good Oriental"


George Kuwa, The Silent Era Chan




A Syllabi and Assignments
for a College History Course Using These Resources


HIS. 393: Seminar on the Culture Wars of the 1920s, Fall 2001, Professor McClymer



The E Pluribus Unum Project is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is co-directed by Dr. John McClymer, Professor of History, Assumption College; Dr Lucia Knoles, Professor of English, Assumption College; and Dr. Arnold Pulda, Director of Gifted and Talented student programs for the public schools in Worcester, MA. Visitors are encouraged to send inquiries or suggestions.