By Neil A. Wynn

ISBN-10: 0810868148

ISBN-13: 9780810868144

This quantity examines major participants and advancements in American political, financial, social, and cultural historical past among the years 1913 and 1933. It was once a time of momentous swap together with involvement in global conflict I, the purple Scare, the Jazz Age, the Crash of 1929, and the onset of the nice melancholy. It covers the presidencies of Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover and the shift from reformism to conservatism. Prohibition and gangsterism symbolized the obvious failure of politics. The A to Z from the nice warfare to the good melancholy covers this crucial interval in American historical past with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on every little thing from cars, chemical substances, and electric items, to mass leisure and the increase of Hollywood, radio, and activity.

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The “accommodationist” leadership of the black educator, Booker T. Washington (who died in 1915), was increasingly challenged by leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois. Du Bois and others demanded full equality, and with a few white Progressives appalled by the spread of race violence to the North, formed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1910 to campaign against discrimination. The organization grew in the aftermath of World War I and, under the leadership of James Weldon Johnson and Walter White, led the campaign against lynching and race prejudice generally.

These banks could extend loans to farmers for periods of from six months to three years and were administered by the boards of directors of the Federal Land Banks. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT, 1929. Also known as the Cooperative Marketing Act, the Agricultural Marketing Act passed in June 1929 was intended to assist farmers in marketing their produce. It established a Federal Farm Board of eight members appointed by the president, plus the secretary of agriculture. The Board was provided with $500 million to lend to cooperative associations and stabilization corporations that could buy, sell, or store surpluses of the specific commodity with which each corporation dealt.

Scott Fitzgerald, and T. S. Eliot became temporary or permanent exiles, a “lost generation” that adopted the new style and tones of the modernist movement and reinvigorated American arts in the process. The identification of such writers with cultural movements elsewhere was exceptional. ” FOREIGN AFFAIRS In foreign affairs, the Republican period was remarkable for the attempts to maintain a world role while at the same time not being enmeshed in international agreements or organizations like the League of Nations.

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