Why the Roaring Twenties Left Many Americans Poorer
Despite popular imagery, many Americans – urban workers, African Americans, and farmers in particular – experienced the 1920s as an era of deprivation and hardship that flowed into the worse times of the Great Depression.
SOURCE: ABC 8 Tulsa
Human Remains Found in Search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Victims
Two coffins were discovered in Oaklawn Cemetery, where victims of the 1921 anti-Black massacre were buried. Forensic analysis has not yet connected the remains to the violent mob attacks on the city's Black community.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Canadian Viewers of HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Should Know the KKK Helped Bring Down a Provincial Government in 1929
by James M. Pitsula
The Ku Klux Klan was active in 1920s Canada, pushing a nativist agenda similar to its contemporaries in the northern United States.
"Fiction Makes a Better Job of The Truth"? Telling the Erased Story of Lucia Joyce
by Annabel Abbs
A historical novel exposes the complex relationship between historians and sources: "Because Lucia’s own voice had been effectively smothered, most ‘facts’ came from those later responsible for incarcerating her in a series of mental asylums and hospitals. Few sources are genuinely independent, memory is notoriously fickle, and all facts are open to interpretation."
SOURCE: Duluth News Tribune
Author of 'The Lynchings in Duluth' Broke Silence on City's Dark History
Michael Fedo's 40-plus year old account of the public murders of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie is credited as the first complete resource on the events of June 15, 1920.
SOURCE: NY Times
What Will the Next Decade Bring? The 1920s Offer an Answer
by Ted Widmer
It has been a long time since the winter of 1920, but the old fault lines are still visible.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Prohibition Was a Failed Experiment in Moral Governance
by Annika Neklason
A repealed amendment and generations of Supreme Court rulings have left the constitutional regulation of private behavior in the past. Will it stay there?
Historians Thomas Krainz, Colleen Doody, Emily Romeo, Amy Tyson Featured in Article on 1920s
"The decade’s glamor and glitz overpowers its racism, crime and economic troubles."
Refugees in an Age of Immigration Restrictionism
by Erik Christiansen
Each new stage in the Trump administration’s handling of refugees and immigrants invites comparisons to past policies. Usually that means talking about the Obama years, or maybe the 1986 immigration reforms. But it’s worth looking back further to the restrictionist era of the 1920s and 30s.
How Gay Culture Blossomed During the Roaring Twenties
During Prohibition, gay nightlife and culture reached new heights—at least temporarily.
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