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1

War

Nick ‘restless’
Gatsby did ‘extraordinarily well’
1917 us joined- caused economic boom of twenties

2

View New York as impersonal machine

John dos Passos ‘Manhattan transfer’ 1925

3

Americans prolific inventors as they prefer machines doing work

‘Studies in classic American literature’ Lawrence 1923

4

Lost generation

Hemingway- critical of patriotism
Sinclair lewis

5

19th amendment

1919 women vote

6

Evolution

John scopes trial 1925 against butler act

7

Fitz uni

Never graduated Princeton but joined army like Gatsby

8

Immigration act

1924 limited European and Asian immigration

9

Sarah grand

‘The new woman’
Coined in ‘the new Aspect of the woman question’

10

Henry James

Growth of Feminist and educated women

11

F Scott on flappers

‘Lovey expensive and about 19’

12

Androgynous

‘Garçonne’ or little boy instigated by Chanel

13

Pilgrims

‘Gods chosen people’ mission to become a ‘beacon’ to world

14

Hawthorne

Pilgrims had to build churches and prisons

15

Turnbull

Fitz ‘saw the beauty of life and wanted to celebrate it’

16

Great neck

Newly rich

17

Stoddard

‘Rising tide of colour’ scientific racism

18

Mencken

Only g loves and breathes

19

Troy

G is ‘symbol of America’

20

Judith fetterly

American lit mostly written by men, definition becomes male

21

Indian god

Wakan tanka

22

Homestead act

Encouraged settlement on the plains

23

Manifest destiny

John gast painting

24

Big eagle

‘Give up their life and live like white men’

25

Great Plains massacre

60 million to 15 million by 1870
1900 less than 100

26

Ghost dance

Buffalo and dead Indian would rise and white men would disappear

27

Wounded knee

Native Americans had officially lost the west