Jazz Age: People and Perspectives - Perspectives in American Social History (Hardback)Mitchell Newton-Matza (editor)
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A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure.
* Written by experts from a variety of fields including history, music, literature, African American studies, and religious studies
* Includes an extensive chronology of the defining moments of the Jazz Age from the worlds of politics, society and culture, the arts, business, and more
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
"The book provides an interesting and informative view of one of the most singular periods in American history and goes well beyond the flappers and speakeasies so commonly associated with the era." - Reference & Research Book News
". . . this book portrays in rich, engaging detail many of the complex aspects of this decade. The introduction is especially well written and useful with its explanation of the phrase 'Jazz Age,' its perspectives on the historical setting and complex contradictions of the decade, and its elucidation of how the activities and cultural life of the 1920s evolved into the Great Depression in the US and the war that followed. . . . This volume would be especially useful for a college or upper-level high school student in need of a broad overview of the period. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers." - Choice
"Libraries whose collections must provide supplementary material for twentieth-century American history courses will find this book of value." - ARBAonline
"Both music and social issues history libraries will find this a fine reader, packed with analysis of a popular form of music that continues to impact society to this day." - Midwest Book Review
"Recommended." - Library Media Connection
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