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American Culture in the 1910s, Hardback Book

American Culture in the 1910s Hardback

Part of the Twentieth-century American Culture series


This book provides a fresh account of the major cultural and intellectual trends of the United State in the 1910s, a decade characterised by war, the flowering of modernism, the birth of Hollywood, and Progressive interpretations of culture and society.

Chapters on fiction and poetry, art and photography, film and vaudeville, and music, theatre, and dance explore these developments, linking detailed commentary with focused case studies of influential texts and events.

These range from Tarzan of the Apes to The Birth of a Nation, from the radical modernism of Gertrude Stein and the Provincetown Players to the earliest jazz recordings.

A final chapter explores the huge impact of the First World War on cultural understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and propaganda.

Key Features *three case studies per chapter featuring key texts, genres, writers and artists *Detailed chronology of 1910s American Culture *Bibliographies for each chapter *Fifteen black and white illustrations


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 15 black & white illustrations, 15 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9780748634231

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