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By John T. Matthews

This state-of-the-art spouse is a accomplished source for the research of the fashionable American novel. released at a time while literary modernism is being completely reassessed, it displays present investigations into the origins and personality of the flow as an entire.

  • Brings together 28 unique essays from major scholars
  • Allows readers to orient person works and authors of their imperative cultural and social contexts
  • Contributes to efforts to get well minority voices, corresponding to these of African American novelists, and well known subgenres, corresponding to detective fiction
  • Directs scholars to significant appropriate scholarship for extra inquiry
  • Suggests the various ways in which “modern”, “American” and “fiction” hold new meanings within the twenty-first century

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They restricted immigration in 1921 and 1924, introducing quotas that cut immigration to the United States in half. Both laws inspired other countries to restrict trade and immigration in turn. The world economy gradually slowed, and as the barriers to the movement of goods and labor went up, economies lost their ability to adjust to crises. Meanwhile, the New York stock market went up and up, driven evidently by still more borrowing. Americans of the era distinguished between investment and speculation, believing that investment reflected careful study and a long-term commitment to business prospects, while speculation reflected judgment about other people’s investment decisions.

Did statements in law on gender difference imperil women’s rights? To The Nation in 1928, conflict was inevitable: the “sex struggle” and the “class struggle” had converged. Quarrels among its members aside, the postwar women’s movement faced a less friendly political climate: the progressive mood had grown conservative; moreover, enthusiasm for women’s causes was fading. Women’s organizations of the pre-World War I era persisted through the 1920s but activist women found new directions. Some former suffragists joined the new League of Women Voters, a training ground for civic involvement; others turned to party politics, a revived peace movement, or the campaign for birth control.

Wright, Gavin. (1988). American agriculture and the labor market: What happened to proletarianization? Agricultural History 62, 3: 182– 209. 2 The Changing Status of Women 1900–1950 Nancy Woloch “They are all social workers, or magazine writers in a small way,” an observer wrote of young women at a Greenwich Village gathering in 1913. “They are all decidedly emancipated and advanced, and so thoroughly healthy and zestful. . They shock you constantly. . ” The engaging young women praised by journalist Randolph Bourne, a Columbia College graduate of 1912, represented the “new woman” of the early 1900s, who he thought would be “a very splendid sort of person” (Cott 1987: 34–5).

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