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RESEARCH PROJECT

1920s Research Project Resources

The following are popular topics for 1920s research projects. Each link will open into a PDF listing books and films available from John F. Kennedy Library. 

Clothing and Fashion

Includes titles on 1920s fashion and clothing styles.

Economy

Includes titles on the 1920s economy, the farm depression, and factors leading to the Great Depression.

Harlem Renaissance

Includes titles on Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, and the Harlem Renaissance.

Industry

Includes titles on Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Henry Ford.

International Issues

Includes titles on communism, isolationism, the League of Nations, and World War I.

Literature

Includes titles on Sherwood Anderson, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken, and Dorothy Parker.

National Issues

Includes titles on immigrants, Charles Lindbergh, the Ku Klux Klan and racism, and the Scopes Trial.

Overview of the Decade

Includes titles that give general information about the 1920s.

Presidents

Includes titles on Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, and Woodrow Wilson.

Prohibition

Includes titles on bootlegging, organized crime, and prohibition.

Religion

Includes titles on Aimee Semple McPherson and religious movements of the 1920s.

Sports and Entertainment

Includes titles on baseball, boxing, jazz, movies, radio, and theatre.

Women

Includes titles on the 19th Amendment, Dorothea Dix, Margaret Sanger, and the flappers.


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