Flappers: A Guide to an American Subculture
This book offers an examination of the Roaring Twenties in the United States, focusing on the vibrant icon of the newly liberated woman--the flapper--that came to embody the Jazz Age.
* Primary documents allow readers to see how contemporaries viewed flappers, follow the trial of a famous comedian charged with a horrific crime, and read what proponents of Prohibition really thought about wicked liquor
* The glossary allows readers to enter into the spirit of the times, when people could express their delight using phrases such as "bee's knees," and "cat's meow"; pass along the word about illegal booze with colorful terms such as "hooch," "bathtub gin," and "bootleg"; and describe relentless dancers as "floorflushers," women using too much face makeup as "flour lovers," and pilots as "fly boys."
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The First Modern Liberated Woman The Flapper
F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald The Flapper Era Personified
From Silent to Talkie The World of Film
Prohibition in the Flapper Era
Legacy of the Era