The reality of the 1920s

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This led to the passage of an extremely restrictive immigration law, the National Origins Act ofwhich set immigration quotas that excluded some people Eastern Europeans and Asians in favor of others Northern Europeans and people from Great Britain, for example.

Jewish immigration to the U. It was used from the late nineteenth century to describe a small minority of mostly wealthy women who were able to live with some independence, dabble in careers that shocked their families, and experiment with some new fashions of rational dress.

Under any moniker, the era embodied the beginning of modern America. Many other Beat writers show significant evidence of Surrealist influence.

This program reached beyond painting, to encompass photography as well, as can be seen from a Man Ray self-portrait, whose use of assemblage influenced Robert Rauschenberg 's collage boxes.

At this time though modernism was still "progressive", increasingly it saw traditional forms and traditional social arrangements as hindering progress, and was recasting the artist as a revolutionary, engaged in overthrowing rather than enlightening society. Even though Breton by responded rather negatively to the subject of music with his essay Silence is Golden, later Surrealists, such as Paul Garonhave been interested in—and found parallels to—Surrealism in the improvisation of jazz and the blues.

More members were ousted over the years for a variety of infractions, both political and personal, while others left in pursuit of their own style.

Youthful "Flapper" women provoked older people with brief skirts, bobbed hair, and cavalier use of makeup and cigarettes. For the first time in the United States, more people were living in cities than on farms.

Duchamp continued to produce sculpture in secret including an installation with the realistic depiction of a woman viewable only through a peephole.

Roaring Twenties

One of the symbols of this decade was the flapper, a name given to the fashionable, pleasure-seeking young women of the time. The highly publicized Sacco and Vanzetti Case exemplified what could happen to people who held radical views.

Less well known, and far less well documented, is the nationwide real estate bubble that began around and deflated around In the s, Florida was the site of a real estate bubble fueled by easy credit and advertisers promoting a lifestyle of sunshine and leisure.

In this sense, Surrealism does not specifically refer only to self-identified "Surrealists", or those sanctioned by Breton, rather, it refers to a range of creative acts of revolt and efforts to liberate imagination. Historians often point out that Americans had withdrawn into a provincialism as evidenced by the reappearance of the Ku Klux Klanrestrictive immigration laws, and Prohibition.


Second, in addition to passing discussions of New York and other major cities, her book offers an invaluable consideration of Jewish settlements in smaller cities, most notably Atlanta, Newark, and Cincinnati.

Harlem was the site of social activity as well as intellectual activity, as prominent and wealthy blacks hosted extravagant gatherings for Harlem Renaissance figures.Aug 28,  · Watch video · The s were an age of dramatic social and political change.

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For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between and - Paris in the ’s – “The Lost Generation” Between the end of the First World War and Hitler's seizure of power a cultural explosion occurred in Paris that altered our notions of art and reality and shaped our way of viewing the world ever since.

The New Woman was a feminist movement that began in the late 19th century. A "myth" was that a lot of things actually changed during this early time for women, but a "reality" is that the movement did great things for feminism in the future/5(3).

The American Dream during the 's transitioned from being all about hope to being all about money.

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Many people started to focus more on materialistic goals (such as who could have the biggest party, who could own the best car, and who could get the most women/men) rather than moral values (such as hope, peace, the pursuit of happiness.

The "New" Women of the s: Image and Reality The s began with the end of World War I and ended with the stock market crash of Technological and economical growth flew threw this era and urbanization began. Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, Therefore, modernism's view of reality, which had been a minority taste before the war, became more generally accepted in the s.

The reality of the 1920s
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