While most people picture Flappers and gangsters, rum-runners and stockbrokers, many don’t know that the 1920s were in many ways the first recognizably “modern” period in American history. Coming on the heels of the First World War, the 1920s were the first discrete decade to have all the basic, fundamental aspects of modern life. Spendable income grew to fuel technological innovations, such as radio, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, and film. There was a focus on urban living as people moved from more rural areas and mechanized industry supplanted agriculture as the economic focus.
Join the Thomaston Public Library and presenter John Cilio to learn more about how 100 years ago in America, women gained the right to vote, liquor was banished and the economy expanded until it didn’t.
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