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1920s America

1920s America Pathfinder


Circulating Books
General books on the 1920s are located in the Dewey numbers:

909.82
917.3
973.91
Check the card catalog for specific topics in the 1920s. The following are some of the subject headings you may find useful:

Harlem Renaissance
Ku Klux Klan
Nineteen Twenties
Prohibition
Scopes, John Thomas
United States--Civilization--1918-1945
United States--History--1919-1933
United States--Social conditions--1918-1932
United States--Social life and customs--1919-1933

Use a keyword search if you do not find what you are looking for in a subject search. Once you find a book that meets your criteria, click on the subject headings in the card catalog record for similar books.

Reference Books
R 391.009 HI A History of Fashion and Costume: The Twentieth Century
R 391.009 PE Fashion, Costume and Culture
R 391.2 WA Twentieth Century Fashion: 1900-1949
R 781.65 YA Jazz
R 791.43 HI History of the American Cinema: The Talkies
R 809.933358 LI Literature and Its Times
R 810.9 HA The Harlem Renaissance
R 973.03 DI Dictionary of American History
R 973.03 EN Encyclopedia of American History
R 973.9 AM American Decades Primary Sources: 1920-1929
R 973.9 AM American Decades: 1920-1929
R 973.9 BO Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America
R 973.9 GR Modern America 1914 to 1945
R 973.9 ST St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
R 973.903 EN Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century
R 973.91 DR The 1920s
R 973.91 HO The Roaring Twenties
R 973.91 ST The Roaring Twenties: An Eyewitness History
R 973.91 US U.S.A Twenties

Print Indexes

American Heritage Index


Video and DVD Resources
VC 973.9 CEThe Century: Volume 1
The Beginning Through The '20s: Seeds Of Change; Shell Shock, 1914-1919; Boom To Bust, 1920-1929.
VC 973.9 IMImmigration & Cultural Change
VC 973.91 WAWarring and Roaring
VC 973.915 YEYesterday 1927
DVD 973.9 DEThe Decades: 20th Century Collection,1920-1929
DVD 973.91 EMThe Emergence of Modern America: The 1920s

Research Datbases and eBooks
Databases

ABC-CLIO
American History
American Mosaic: Afrian American Experience
Daily Life Through History

Biography Resources in Context

EBSCOhost
Biography Collection Complete
History Reference Center

eLibrary Curriculum Edition

ProQuest Learning: Literature
History Study Center

Facts on File
American History Online
American Women’s History Online

JSTOR
Proquest Historical Newspapers
QuestiaSchool

Student Resources in Context



eBooks
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library
• American Decades, 1920-1929 (Volume 3)
• American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
• Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

• Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America

• Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
• Dictionary of American History

• Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

• Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

• Encyclopedia of World Biography

• Extremist Groups: Information for Students

• Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

• Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

• Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

• Harlem Renaissance

• Roaring Twenties Reference Library

• St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

• Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

• Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

• U*X*L American Decades

Infobase Publishing eBooks

• The Roaring Twenties

Salem Online Reference
• The Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age

Web Sites

T
o access additional web sites on the 1920s, click on the links below:


General 1920s Sites

The 1920s
http://www.capitalcentury.com/1920sindex.html

Digital History: The Jazz Age: The American 1920s
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/subtitles.cfm?TitleID=67


Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s Homepage
http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/clash/default.htm


The 1920s
http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/1920s.htm


The Authentic History Center: The 1920s
http://www.authentichistory.com/1920s.html


Architecture and Decor

Flapper Architecture
http://bassocantante.com/flapper/architecture.html

Flapper Decor
http://bassocantante.com/flapper/decor.html

Bricks & Brass: 1920s Architecture
http://www.bricksandbrass.co.uk/deshist/1920s/1920s.htm



Dance

Mixed Pickles Vintage Dance Time Line - Jazz Era
http://www.mixedpickles.org/jazzdance.html


Charleston
Charleston Dance - Streetswings Dance History Archives
http://www.streetswing.com/histmain/z3chrlst.htm

Lindy Hop
Dance History--The Lindy Hop
http://www.swingdancers.com/lindyhop.asp

The Lindy Circle - Lindy Hop History
http://www.lindycircle.com/history/lindy_hop

Lindy Hop Dance - Streetswings Dance History Archives
http://www.streetswing.com/histmain/z3lindy.htm
Dance Marathons

History Link Essay: Dance Marathons of the 1920s and 1930s
http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5534

Dance Marathons
http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Renee/DanceMarathons.html



Economics


Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century
http://econ161.berkeley.edu/TCEH/Slouch_roaring13.html


Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/coolhtml/coolhome.html


America in the 1920's
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/America_economy_1920%27s.htm


Fashion

American Vintage Blues: History of Fashion 1920-1930
http://www.vintageblues.com/history2.htm


The Twenties and Thirties: 1919-1930
http://www.mschon.com/19302.html
Women's Fashion

1920 to 1930: Flapper Fashion and Costume History


Flappers

Flappers in the Roaring Twenties
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers.htm

The Jazz Age: Flapper Culture & Style
http://www.geocities.com/flapper_culture/



Ku Klux Klan

The Klan Rides Again: The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/hist409/klan.html

Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s
http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EUG97/blues/sexs.html#More


Literature

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events:1920-1929 http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/1920.htm

Jazz Age Culture: Writers (Part III)
http://faculty.pittstate.edu/%7Eknichols/jazzage3.html


Movies and Theater


Music
Flapper Music
http://bassocantante.com/flapper/music.html

PBS | JAZZ: Places Spaces & Changing Faces - The Cotton Club
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/places/spaces_cotton_club.htm

Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra
http://www.redhotjazz.com/dukecco.html

Harlem Gangs from the 1920s and 1930s - The Cotton Club
http://www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters_outlaws/gang/harlem_gangs/2.html


Prohibition



Miss America

The History of Pageants of the New Millenium
http://www.pageantcenter.com/history-20s.html


American Experience | Miss America | People and Events
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/missamerica/peopleevents/index.html
Harry Houdini

Great Escapes: American Memory Web site Hosts the Houdini Collection
http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/970224/houdini.html

Houdini: the American Experience
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/houdini/

Houdini: A Biographical Chronology
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/vshtml/vshchrn.html


Technology

Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century
http://econ161.berkeley.edu/TCEH/Slouch_roaring13.html