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The Politics Of Frustration

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Published on November 7, 2007

Author: DHUMPHREYS

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Introduction to the 'Dark Side of the Roaring Twenties'
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The Politics of Frustration: The 1920s

Not all Americans benefited from the "politics of prosperity" in the 1920s Many servicemen had trouble finding jobs when they returned home from WWI.

Many servicemen had trouble finding jobs when they returned home from WWI.

 

Not all Americans benefited from the "politics of prosperity" in the 1920s The nation experienced an upswing in racism and xenophobia.

The nation experienced an upswing in racism and xenophobia.

 

 

Not all Americans benefited from the "politics of prosperity" in the 1920s By the 1920s, many Americans had grown weary of two decades of crusades for reform, seemingly endless attempts to pass moral legislation, and involvement in a brutal war.

By the 1920s, many Americans had grown weary of two decades of crusades for reform, seemingly endless attempts to pass moral legislation, and involvement in a brutal war.

 

Not all Americans benefited from the "politics of prosperity" in the 1920s Many longed for a time when life was simpler, even if these "good old days" existed only in the popular imagination.

Many longed for a time when life was simpler, even if these "good old days" existed only in the popular imagination.

 

The "Good Ol' Days" Many people longed for the lost elements of a "Bygone America:" Free of labour and racial strife Fewer "foreigners" No radical ideologies More attuned to the rhythms of small-town life More devout in Fundamentalist Christianity Less government interference in their lives

Many people longed for the lost elements of a "Bygone America:"

Free of labour and racial strife

Fewer "foreigners"

No radical ideologies

More attuned to the rhythms of small-town life

More devout in Fundamentalist Christianity

Less government interference in their lives

H.L.Mencken Journalist Mencken mocked American society for its Puritanism "the haunting fear that somebody, somewhere may be happy“

Journalist

Five Strands to the Politics of Frustration The Red Scare Anti-immigration Sacco and Vanzetti trial The rise of a new Ku Klux Klan The Scopes Trial

The Red Scare

Anti-immigration

Sacco and Vanzetti trial

The rise of a new Ku Klux Klan

The Scopes Trial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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