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ECONOMIC EXPANSION:

ECONOMIC EXPANSION Post-war Causes?

ECONOMIC EXPANSION:

ECONOMIC EXPANSION Capital investment Mass production Electricity Auto Age

AUTO AGE:

AUTO AGE Automobile culture 1920’s U.S. made 85% of autos in the world New markets emerge Leisure and travel Social norms Suburban growth

GROWTH:

GROWTH Country Club Plaza, 1922 K.C. Shopping center White Castle, 1921 First fast food chain

PROHIBITION:

PROHIBITION Enforcement difficult Bribes “moonshine”, smuggled “Speakeasy” Organized crime

ECONOMY:

ECONOMY Rise in living standards Electricity Appliances Refrigerator Frozen food

MASS MEDIA:

MASS MEDIA Advertising Radio NBC, CBS

MASS MEDIA:

MASS MEDIA Flapper Movies, novels Young, short skirts Jazz, sex, smoking

NATIONAL CULTURE:

NATIONAL CULTURE Emerging cultural consensus

NATIONAL CULTURE:

NATIONAL CULTURE Emerging cultural consensus Same experiences Music, entertainment, arts Medium: movies, cars, radios, advertising

HOLLYWOOD:

HOLLYWOOD N.Y. to Hollywood Russian Jewish immigrants Consolidated: production to distribution MGM, Warner Brothers, Universal Movie stars Hollywood most ideal

HARLEM RENAISSANCE:

HARLEM RENAISSANCE Harlem Cultural capital Black arts movement

HARLEM RENAISSANCE:

HARLEM RENAISSANCE Harlem Black intellectuals, artists, musicians, writers Political and intellectual center for “the new negro” – Alain Locke

HARLEM RENAISSANCE:

HARLEM RENAISSANCE Poets: Langston Hughes, Claude McKay Writers “Jazz Age” Louis Armstrong

HARLEM RENAISSANCE:

HARLEM RENAISSANCE Poets: Langston Hughes, Claude McKay Writers “Jazz Age” Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong Popular: young Whites Liquor, jazz Segregation

NEW MORALITY:

NEW MORALITY Attitudes towards sex Sex and advertising

YOUNG GENERATION:

YOUNG GENERATION Young culture adopted instead of parents culture Music, dress

dating:

dating 1890-1925: common practice “calling” Pre-1880’s Lower class, urban-industrial Private to public Power: women to men Men’s world, money Economics?

SLANG:

SLANG Beef: complaint, to complain Gold digger: woman who pursues men for $$ Jack: money Knock up: sexual innuendo Pipe down: stop talking Level with me: be honest Tight: attractive

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