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The Twenties: Hedonism and The Wall Street Crash of 1929

Introduction: From hope to despair

But hope dampened by the influenza pandemic

Prohibition, a further dampener on hedonistic desires?

Escaping reality

in the cinema

in the new music and dance crazes of the young and not so young

in the pages of the great American novel

Three Pen Portraits

Calvin Coolidge President 1923-29

Walt Disney

Herbert Hoover who assumes Presidency in 1929 in time for the Wall Street Crash

Women's Rights and Opportunities begin to change - if slowly

The Crash brings the Twenties to a close and thus The Thirties begin with Depression

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