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By Mark Whalan

ISBN-10: 0748634231

ISBN-13: 9780748634231

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ISBN-13: 9780748634248

With the ebook of this quantity, Edinburgh collage Press closes out its super profitable tradition historical past sequence, which writes the tale of the 20th century in the course of the cultural and highbrow routine of every decade. The 1910s have been regularly ruled through the horrors of the 1st sleek warfare, however it additionally witnessed the flowering of modernism, the delivery of Hollywood, and the increase of revolutionary interpretations of tradition and society. Mark Whalan investigates this decade via achievements in fiction and poetry; paintings and images; movie and vaudeville; and track, theater, and dance. He contains exact statement and directed case reviews of influential texts and occasions and comprises chronologies and bibliographies. He considers Tarzan of the Apes, The start of a kingdom, the novel modernism of Gertrude Stein, the Provincetown gamers, and jazz music's earliest recordings. A concluding bankruptcy explores the effect of the 1st global warfare on cultural understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and propaganda.

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83 As the final chapter will demonstrate, the force of state power evident in the first American Red Scare, combined with the dogmas of the Bolshevik revolution, did much to push these versions of radicalism apart in the postwar era. 84 The energy of The Masses was symptomatic of American journalism in the decade, which in quantity and influence would not be surpassed in the nation’s history. 4 million. 85 Metropolitan dailies battled for circulation, none more so than Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s two New York Journal papers.

The strike closed three hundred mills, but a nationwide news blackout had left the strikers desperately short of funds and support. After investigating the strike and being thrown into Passaic Jail, John Reed – along with Dodge, IWW president ‘Big’ Bill Haywood and Margaret Sanger – organised a pageant dramatising the events of the strike to take place at Madison Square Garden. This occurred on 7 June in front of a crowd of 15,000, most of them workers, with many more people locked out. Played on a stage designed by Robert Edmon Jones – who would be closely involved with the Provincetown Players – the thousand players, mostly workers from Paterson, acted out the mass arrests, the funeral of a strike martyr, and an IWW rally addressed by Haywood.

Our art is, as yet, outside of our art world. It’s in the spirit of the Panama Canal. It’s in the East River and the Battery. It’s in Pittsburgh and Duluth. 105 This revived concern with national identity and national culture was just part of the broader anxiety over these issues in American political and social life. Politically, this sentiment was closely linked to the widening sphere of US continental imperialism; American troops invaded Mexico and Haiti in the 1910s (remaining in the latter until 1935) as well as permanently occupying the Panama Canal Zone.

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