Mass Culture <ul><li>Researching the Twenties </li></ul>
Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Flourishing African-American culture  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rise of African-American pride </li...
Jazz <ul><li>Adopted as symbol of rejecting “traditional society” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More open attitudes towards sexual...
Lost Generation <ul><li>Term coined by Gertrude Stein </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes people of 1920’s who rejected certai...
Literature <ul><li>Filled with criticism of American culture in creative fictional stories with different themes </li></ul...
Radio <ul><li>Radio had multiple uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising & Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New form of comm...
Movies <ul><li>The Jazz Singer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First feature-length film with audio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large exp...
Magazines <ul><li>Multiple serials published to attract different groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Saturday Evening Post ,...
Leisure Time <ul><li>Greatly expanded during this time period </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple technological advances made such ...
Professional sports <ul><li>“ Golden Age of Sports” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popularity shot up for multiple sports </li></ul...
Amusement parks <ul><li>Accredited to Frederick Ingersoll </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Luna Park in Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul...
National parks <ul><li>Mainly west of Mississippi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shenandoah, Mammoth Cave, and Great Smoky Mountain...
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Mass culture Period 5

  1. 1. Mass Culture <ul><li>Researching the Twenties </li></ul>
  2. 2. Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Flourishing African-American culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rise of African-American pride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many distinct qualities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth of JAZZ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Important individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Langston Hughes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zora Neale Hurston </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Jazz <ul><li>Adopted as symbol of rejecting “traditional society” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More open attitudes towards sexuality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rural towns opposed jazz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Devil’s music” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Black music” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoted inappropriate dancing/sexual contact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergence of jazz clubs (Harlem) and flappers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lost Generation <ul><li>Term coined by Gertrude Stein </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes people of 1920’s who rejected certain values post World War I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idea that was abandoned: if you act virtuously, good things will happen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A plethora of writers emerged </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literature <ul><li>Filled with criticism of American culture in creative fictional stories with different themes </li></ul><ul><li>F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New style of writing that many attempted to imitate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ernest Hemingway & John Dos Passos </li></ul><ul><li>Writing gave insight to 1920’s lifestyles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly innovative and influential </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Radio <ul><li>Radio had multiple uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising & Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New form of communicating expanded the level of connection all across the nation </li></ul><ul><li>Government takes up more regulation responsibility </li></ul>
  7. 7. Movies <ul><li>The Jazz Singer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First feature-length film with audio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large expansion of Hollywood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fears of lack of safety and properness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion Picture Association </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Magazines <ul><li>Multiple serials published to attract different groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Saturday Evening Post , The Reader’s Digest , & Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editors for religion and poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advertising grew even larger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fads became more easily spread </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Leisure Time <ul><li>Greatly expanded during this time period </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple technological advances made such possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radios, movies, magazines, and public areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery of oil and use of automobiles </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Professional sports <ul><li>“ Golden Age of Sports” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popularity shot up for multiple sports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Baseball - “American sport” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babe Ruth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African-American leagues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boxing - Walker Law in New York </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jack Dempsey </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Amusement parks <ul><li>Accredited to Frederick Ingersoll </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Luna Park in Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roller coasters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John A. Miller </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. National parks <ul><li>Mainly west of Mississippi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shenandoah, Mammoth Cave, and Great Smoky Mountains authorized in 1926 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lincoln Memorial and a few others in east </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Mather - National Park Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoos and golf parks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Automobiles fuel interest in parks </li></ul>

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