AMERICA IN THE 1920s


 

 

 

Kulturkampfen:
"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

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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.