Course Description for U.S. in the 1920's
U.S. in the 1920's
This class focuses on the American experience in the 1920s. It explores many facets of the decade including the concept of the "New Woman," the Harlem Renaissance, nativism, the ascendancy of the Republican Party, and Prohibition. The themes and images portrayed in the literature of the period will constitute one major focus of this course. Students will read poetry and prose of major American artists. In addition students will investigate accounts of historians and scholars who analyze the era of the 1920s.