By Susan Currell
The Nineteen Twenties observed the us upward thrust to its present prestige because the top global superpower, matched by way of an rising cultural dominance that characterised the second one 1/2 the 20th century. This e-book offers an stimulating account of the main cultural and highbrow tendencies of the last decade which have been pivotal to its characterization as 'the jazz age'. Currell's ebook areas universal representations of the 'roaring twenties' and the 'lost new release' into context via chapters on literature, track and function, movie and radio, and visible paintings and layout, along the extraordinary upward thrust of rest and intake within the Nineteen Twenties
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This new psychology would release ‘our talented group from the arid fields of controversy and debate to the productive fields of creative expression’. Thus the ‘New Negro’ was the epitome of modernity, of cultural pluralism, selfmaking and the conscious rejection of the past. 99 Although Locke barely mentioned Garvey, the volume was certainly linked to a rising nationalist politics throughout the world following the war. Locke, however, argued for a cultural pluralism reliant on white cooperation and acceptance rather than separatism.
To Stoddard the war had added new factors to intensify the threat further; having destroyed the lives, youth, ‘breeding’ potential and economic infrastructure of ‘white’ Europe, the problematic peace settlement initiated further dangers and crises through the ‘perpetuation of hatreds’ among white Europeans. As well as the dysgenic ‘slaughter of geniusbearing strains’ in war, the recent revolution in Russia further illustrated the most ‘gigantic triumph of dysgenics ever seen’. Bolshevism encouraged 23 24 American Culture in the 1920s the underdog and the ‘dysgenic’ to rise up, to kill off the carriers of higherquality genes – the aristocracy and educated elite – and created agitators in ‘every quarter of the globe’ to inspire further nationalist uprisings and agitate against every grievance.
American culture in the 1920s by Susan Currell