This is Who We Were: In the 1920s

Editor: Grey House Publishing
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Single-User Purchase Price: $155.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $232.50
ISBN: 978-1-61925-248-4
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 249
Book Status: Available
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This is Who We Were: In the 1920s explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

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Table of Contents

  • Essay on the 1920s
  • Introduction
  • Section One: Profiles
  • This section contains 28 profiles of individuals and families living and working in the 1920s. It examines their lives at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods. Based upon historic materials, personal interviews, and diaries, the profiles give a sense of what it was like to live in the years 1920 to 1929.
  • Doctor Who Supported Women's Reproductive Rights in 1921
  • Elementary School Teacher of Immigrant Children in 1921
  • Successful Star of the Silents in 1922
  • Welsh Immigrant Printing Plant Worker in 1923
  • High School Junior in 1923
  • Businessman and Anti-Immigration Activist in 1923
  • Ice Delivery Company Owner in 1923
  • Dentist in 1924
  • Civic Leader and Entrepreneur in 1924
  • Textile Mill Worker in 1925
  • Miner and Professional Football Player in 1925
  • Phonograph Salesman in Chicago in 1925
  • Elementary School Teacher in 1926
  • Jewish Cartoonist in 1926
  • Young Stickball Player in 1926
  • Gideon Sundback and the “Zipper” in 1926
  • Successful Small Farmer in 1927
  • Socialite in 1927
  • Debutante in 1927
  • Heavyweight Prizefighter in 1927
  • Blues Singer Florence Mills in 1927
  • IQ Test Salesman in 1927
  • WCTU Movie Monitor in 1928
  • Wall Street Stockbroker in 1928
  • Piano Teacher in 1928
  • Female Auto Engineer in 1929
  • Pro-Immigration Lobbyist in 1929
  • Dock Boggs, Banjo Player and Singer, in 1929
  • Section Two: Historical Snapshots
  • This section includes lists of important “firsts” for America, from technical advances and political events to new products and top selling books. Combining serious American history with fun facts, these snapshots present, in chronological categories, an easy-to-read overview of what happened in the 1920s.
  • Early 1920s
  • Mid 1920s
  • Late 1920s
  • Section Three: Economy of the Times
  • This section looks at a wide range of economic data, including food, clothing, transportation, housing and other selected prices, with reprints of actual advertisements for products and services of the time. It includes figures for the following categories, plus a valuable year-by-year listing of the value of a dollar.
  • Consumer Expeditures
  • Annual Income
  • Selected Prices
  • Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2012
  • Section Four: All Around Us-What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To
  • This section includes reprints of newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, and other items designed to help readers focus on what was on the minds of Americans in the 1920s. These printed pieces show how popular opinion was formed, and how American life was affected.
  • “Speech by Meyer London, Socialist Party” Congressional Record, 67th Congress, 1st Session, 1921
  • “Inventions New and Interesting” Scientific American, March 26, 1921
  • “The First Oyster-Purification Plant” The Literary Digest, February 16, 1922
  • “Advertisement of the Association of Railway Executives” Leslie's Weekly, 1923
  • “Married Women in Industry, Radio Talks on Women in Industry” United States Women's Bureau, 1923
  • “Code of Conduct for Teachers” W. W. Fuller, Southern Ohio District Superintendent, 1923
  • “A Vagrant Reader's Evening with the Mail” Frater Ignotus, The Epworth Herald, February 24, 1923
  • “The Currents of History in the Making” The Epworth Herald, February 24, 1923
  • “$7,000,000 for Ford Ads” The New York Times, August 17, 1923
  • “Mob Charges Ring After Arbiter Calls Bout Draw” Davenport Democrat and Leader (IA), October 5, 1923
  • “Brooklyn Students Win Economic Essay Prizes” Brooklyn Daily Standard Union, September 10, 1923
  • “Colored Singing” Variety, 1923
  • “Married Women in Industry” United States Women's Bureau, 1924
  • “Legislative Outlook” Members of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, February 1924
  • “The Oil Exposition Is an Immense Exhibit” The Oil and Gas Journal, October 2, 1924
  • “Canned Childhood” Sarah N. Cleghon, Poems of Child Labor, 1924
  • “Interview with German Immigrant Hans Bergner” Island of Home, Island of Tears, 1924
  • “A Chance for the Rich Man's Son” William G. Shephard, Collier's, June 14, 1924
  • “Comprehensive Immigration Law” The President of the United States of America, 1924
  • “Athletics” The Etonian (Elizabethtown, PA), 1924
  • “Democratic Tendencies in Education, Two Outstanding Advances in the United States” James R. Angell, These Eventful Years, 1924
  • “The Library and Adult Education” Alexander Meiklejohn, 1924
  • “My Neighborhood” Edward Corsi The Outbok, September 16, 1925
  • “Sports Briefs” Alton Evening Telegraph (IL), December 15, 1925
  • “Many Miners Are Entombed by Blast” The Morning Herald, (Uniontown, PA), May 28, 1925
  • “Henry Ford Comments: Aeronautics” Time, July 27, 1925
  • “Child Labor vs. Children's Work” Julia E. Johnsen, Child Labor, New York, 1925
  • “Hints to World Cruisers Ship” Lt. Commander J. G. P. Bisset, R.D., R.N.R., 1926
  • “The Klan's Fight for Americanism” Hiram Wesley Evans, The North American Review, 1926
  • “The Honest-to-Goodness Woman” John Martin Magazine for Boys and Girls, December 1926
  • “31 Countries Inquire for U.S. Goods” San Francisco Examiner, March 1, 1926
  • “Bug-a-Boos” Bugs Baer San Francisco Examiner, March 2, 1926
  • “Passages” Town and Country Magazine, April 1, 1926
  • “Prohibition and New York's Poor” The Literary Digest, October 23, 1926
  • “Jones Termed Popular Star, Atlantan Considered One of Greatest Golf Players” Ogden Standard-Examiner (UT), July 11, 1926
  • “Movie Review: The Best Bad Man” The Nevada State Journal, February 1, 1926
  • “Games and Equipment; Small Rural Schools” Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, 1927
  • “This Smoking World” A.E. Hamilton, The Century Company, New York, 1927
  • “Undercover, an Interview with Bruce Bielaski” John B. Kennedy, Collier's, August 13, 1927
  • “Immigration Problems Show New Intricacies” Arthur Cook, The New York Times, February 6, 1927
  • “The Ace of Clubs” Grantland Rice, Collier's, August 13, 1927
  • “No Thanks, Mr. Bell” L. White Busbey, Uncle Joe Cannon, 1927
  • “Movies Foster Crime, Canon Chase Charges” The New York Times, January 2, 1928
  • “Financial Questions That Women Ask Me” Mrs. William Laimbeer, The Delineator, June 1928
  • “Innocence Abroad” Frances Warfield Scribner's Magazine, October 1928
  • “Something New in Delivery of Daily Newspaper” Daily Citizen (Beaver Dam, WI), April 20, 1928
  • “Church and Politics: Political Discussions in the Pulpit Grossly Unfair” Dr. Gus W. Dyer, Southern Agriculturist, August 15, 1928
  • “Harvesting and Storing Ice on the Farm” Farmer's Bulletin, 1928
  • “The Spirit of the Freeholder” G. W. Westmoreland, Southern Agriculturist, August 15, 1928
  • “Flatbush Man Is Named Winner in Martinson Coffee Slogan Contest” Brooklyn Standard Union, June 16, 1928
  • “Huge Appreciation in General Motors, $10,000 Invested 10 Years Ago Worth $1,600,000 Now Through Extra Stock” The New York Times, March 11, 1928
  • “Rules Are Suggested to Make Radio Installment Sales Safe” The New York Times, June 17, 1928
  • “Lowell Attacks Secondary Schools, Harvard Head Tells Teachers That They Waste Time, Effort and Money” The New York Times, February 28, 1928
  • “The Economic Condition of the World Seems on the Verge of a Great Forward Movement”American Magazine, 1929
  • “Silent Cinema, 1895-1929” The Oxford History of World Cinema
  • “Amusing Incidents” Frank G. Young, A Town in the Makin’, History of Seaman, Ohio, 1929
  • “Football Extra Saturday” Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI), October 8, 1929
  • “Bear Onslaughts Encounter Little Resistance in Market” Salt Lake Tribune, October 20, 1929
  • “Motorists, Keep to the Right!” The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (WI), April 24, 1929
  • “Year's Radio Sales Put at $650,550,000” The New York Times, January 13, 1929
  • Section Five: Census Data
  • This section includes state-by-state comparative tables and demographic trends for metropolitan areas from 1920 to 1930.
  • Preface
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Total Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: White Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Black Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: American Indian/Alaska Native Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Asian Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Foreign-Born Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Urban Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Rural Population 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Males per 100 Females 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: Homeownership 1920, 1930 and 2010
  • Bibliography