Category Archives: October 19 Assignment

Flapper Fashion

In the 1920’s, the new “modern” women of the decade were called flappers. They started to go to pubs, smoke, drink and dance; but the most important of all, they make a fashion statement .  Flappers wore loose fitting outfits … Continue reading

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= Rights!

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_b0G4xAwFVg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This video explains what Who Alice Paul was and what she fought for. She advocated equal rights for women. It is unclear who is the narrator and when the video was originally produced.

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Prohibition and its Effects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiYqFXmVAFg During the January 16th, 1920’s the Volstead Act became the 18th amendment. This temperance movement banned alcohol, resulting in a division of the nation into two sides. One supporting the temperance movement, and the other against it. This supporters … Continue reading

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An Artistic Explosion in Harlem

This video contains photographs, poems, songs and illustrations from the period of the Harlem Renaissance, with works from the famous poet, Langston Hughes. During the 1920s, the black population in New York severely increased due to a lot of blacks … Continue reading

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“Torches” of Freedom..?

“Torches of Freedom” was a phrase used to encourage women’s smoking during the women’s liberation movement in the United States. By the mid-1920s smoking had become commonplace in the United States and cigarette tobacco was the most popular form of … Continue reading

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