This book explores many different aspects of an amazing decade through its highs and lows; from innovations in swimwear to the invention of Winnie-the-Pooh, from the Great Strike of '26 to the Wall Street crash of '29 and the beginning of ...
Author: Fiona McDonald
Publisher: Pen & Sword
The war was over, new technologies and fashions were springing up; it was to be the beginning of a new and prosperous era and all was to be bright and joyous in Britain again. In many ways it was: women were granted new freedoms and rights, motorcars became more accessible and houses were filled with electric gadgets. But that was only one side of the story. High unemployment led to extreme poverty, workers were badly done by and inflation was high. However, there was a cure for all: jazz, that new upbeat music from across the Atlantic with its infectious rhythms and sensuous tones. Jazz took Britain by the hand and swung it well and truly into the twentieth century. This book explores many different aspects of an amazing decade through its highs and lows; from innovations in swimwear to the invention of Winnie-the-Pooh, from the Great Strike of '26 to the Wall Street crash of '29 and the beginning of the Great Depression. Whether your interests are in fashion or politics there is something of interest for everyone in this accessible and entertaining work on all things related to Britain in the 1920s.
Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain is the first book to take a wide ranging view of this phenomenon and to explore the impact of American films on their audiences and the reception of them by these audiences from early days to the ...
Author: H. Mark Glancy
Category: Electronic books
For nearly 100 years, Hollywood has provided not only the majority, but also the most popular of films shown on British Screens. For many Britons, Hollywood films are not considered to be foreign films. Whether seen in the cinema or on television, they are regarded as normal screen fare and a part of everyday life. Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain is the first book to take a wide ranging view of this phenomenon and to explore the impact of American films on their audiences and the reception of them by these audiences from early days to the present. Mark Glancy investigates Hollywoo.
This collection examines the complex struggle for supremacy conducted between the United States and Britain in the decade following World War I. The aim is to throw light on a crucial period in the history of British and American foreign ...
Author: B. J. C. McKercher
Category: Political Science
This collection examines the complex struggle for supremacy conducted between the United States and Britain in the decade following World War I. The aim is to throw light on a crucial period in the history of British and American foreign policy and on 20th-century international affairs.
The viewpoint of these women brings a new perspective to both socialist and feminist politics, which will make this book absorbing reading for anyone interested in gender history or the politics of this period."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: June Hannam
"Socialist Women explores what it meant to be a socialist woman against the backdrop of the pioneering days of the socialist movement, the growth of the Edwardian women's suffrage campaign and the enormous political and social upheaval caused by the First World War. The viewpoint of these women brings a new perspective to both socialist and feminist politics, which will make this book absorbing reading for anyone interested in gender history or the politics of this period."--BOOK JACKET.
This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century.
Author: Christine Bolt
This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their own perception of the superiority of their social circumstances, for example, whereas British feminists found their cause complicated by traditional considerations of class. Christine Bolt aims to show that the story of the American and British women's movement is one of national distinctiveness within an international cause. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of American and British political history and women's studies.
For 100 years, Hollywood has provided both the majority and the most popular of films shown on British screens.
Author: Mark Glancy
For 100 years, Hollywood has provided both the majority and the most popular of films shown on British screens. For many Britons, Hollywood films are not foreign films. Whether seen in the cinema, on television or the internet, they are regarded as normal screen fare and a part of everyday life.
" Literary studies of the so-called "battle of the brows" have been numerous, but this is the first book to consider the place of opera in interwar debates about high and low culture.
Author: Alexandra Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Jazz, the Charleston, nightclubs, cocktails, cinema, and musical theatre: 1920s British nightlife was vibrant and exhilarating. But where did opera fit into this fashionable new entertainment world? Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain explores the interaction between opera and popular culture at a key historical moment when there was a growing imperative to categorize art forms as "highbrow," "middlebrow," or "lowbrow." Literary studies of the so-called "battle of the brows" have been numerous, but this is the first book to consider the place of opera in interwar debates about high and low culture. This study by Alexandra Wilson argues that opera was extremely difficult to pigeonhole: although some contemporary commentators believed it to be too highbrow, others thought it not highbrow enough. Opera in the Jazz Age paints a lively and engaging picture of 1920s operatic culture, and introduces a charismatic cast of early twentieth-century critics, conductors, and celebrity singers. Opera was performed during this period to socially mixed audiences in a variety of spaces beyond the conventional opera house: music halls, cinemas, cafés and schools. Performance and production standards were not always high - often quite the reverse - but opera-going was evidently great fun. Office boys whistled operatic tunes they had heard on the gramophone and there was a genuine sense that opera was for everyone. In this provocative and timely study, Wilson considers how the opera debate of the 1920s continues to shape the ways in which we discuss the art form, and draws connections between the battle of the brows and present-day discussions about elitism. The book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the cultural politics of twentieth-century Britain and is essential reading for anybody interested in the history of opera, the battle of the brows, or simply the perennially fascinating decade that was the 1920s.
Written from the perspective of those who lived, worked and played in the metropolis of greater London, 1920s Britain uncovers the hardships and stresses of the age, strains which manifested in the general strike of 1926.
Author: John Shepherd
Publisher: Shire Publications
How does a society recover from a devastating war? This was the question posed in the 1920s as people searched for normality in the aftermath of terrible trauma. Written from the perspective of those who lived, worked and played in the metropolis of greater London, 1920s Britain uncovers the hardships and stresses of the age, strains which manifested in the general strike of 1926. However, the 1920s was also a time of recovery and hope for the future; London itself was a place of international significance and hope. Delve into the past in this intriguing insight into a difficult time for Britain and the people tasked with its recovery.
This collection highlights the contributions of women writers, editors and critics to periodical culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Author: Simon Morgan Wortham
Category: British periodicals
This collection highlights the contributions of women writers, editors and critics to periodical culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores women's role in shaping conversations about modernism and modernity across varied aesthetic and ideological registers, and foregrounds how such participation was shaped by a wide range of periodical genres. The essays focus on well-known publications and introduce those as yet obscure and understudied - including middlebrow and popular magazines, movement-based, radical papers, avant-garde titles and classic Little Magazines. Examining neglected figures and shining new light on familiar ones, the collection enriches our understanding of the role women played in the print culture of this transformative period.
As a major international trading country Britain has been most profoundly
affected by these changes . Two explanations of the depression of the 1920s ,
current at the time , related it directly to the international effects of the First World
If Hitler's crucial role in Nazi foreign policy making is by now widely accepted in
the community of scholars, what were the axioms of his view of history in general,
of the more specific world situation of the 1920s and 1930s, and, third, of the ...
Author: Volker R. Berghahn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
While America's relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater affinity with Germany for most of the twentieth century. American Big Business in Britain and Germany examines the triangular relationship between the American, British, and German business communities and how the special relationship that Britain believed it had with the United States was supplanted by one between America and Germany. Volker Berghahn begins with the pre-1914 period and moves through the 1920s, when American investments supported German reconstruction rather than British industry. The Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to a reversal in German-American relations, forcing American corporations to consider cutting their losses or collaborating with a regime that was inexorably moving toward war. Although Britain hoped that the wartime economic alliance with the United States would continue after World War II, the American business community reconnected with West Germany to rebuild Europe’s economy. And while Britain thought they had established their special relationship with America once again in the 1980s and 90s, in actuality it was the Germans who, with American help, had acquired an informal economic empire on the European continent. American Big Business in Britain and Germany uncovers the surprising and differing relationships of the American business community with two major European trading partners from 1900 through the twentieth century.
British Political and Economic Interests Regarding Finland in the Aftermath of the
First World War, 1918-1925 Esa Sundbäck. following the war , during the first part
of the 1920s , the British tried to involve the United States in European ...
95 BRITISH TRADEMARKS of the 1920s & 1930s The trademarks in this
collection represent some of the finest graphic design to emanate from Britain
between the wars . Author John Mendenhall has gathered over 280 trademarks
and logos ...
Author: John Mendenhall
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Category: Business & Economics
Illustrates a wide variety of British trademarks and logos, catergorized by subject and representing the best in British graphic design in the 1920s and 1930s
The British concern with the Chinese market was natural , since Asia was second
only to Europe as a market for British goods in the 1920's , and since the Chinese
market was generally considered to have vast potential . Yet , this important ...
The Islington studios thereby played host to some of the very few important films
made in Britain in the early 1920s , films whose significance may be related partly
to the superior technical infrastructure which the studio provided compared with ...
Author: Tom Ryall
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book looks at aspects of the relationship between British and American cinema covering the period from the First World War until the 1960s. It deals with the ways in which the two industries have sought to intervene in the affairs of the other, and examines how British subject matter drawn from history, literature, drama, biography has had a place in the American film since the earliest days. The history of the British cinema - its institutions and its films - has been closely intertwined with the history of the American cinema since films were first made and viewed in the late 19th century. In many ways it has been a one-sided relationship with Hollywood exerting a powerful influence on the British film industry, shap
Russian Culture and the Creation of British Modernism, 1881-1922 Rebecca
Beasley ... However, the Soviet Russia that emerged in the 1920s could be
associated with few of the values British readers had associated with the Russian
Author: Rebecca Beasley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Russomania: Russian Culture and the Creation of British Modernism provides a new account of modernist literature's emergence in Britain. British writers played a central role in the dissemination of Russian literature and culture during the early twentieth century, and their writing was transformed by the encounter. This study restores the thick history of that moment, by analyzing networks of dissemination and reception to recover the role of neglected as well as canonical figures, and institutions as well as individuals. The dominant account of British modernism privileges a Francophile genealogy, but the turn-of-the century debate about the future of British writing was a triangular debate, a debate not only between French and English models, but between French, English, and Russian models. Francophile modernists associated Russian literature, especially the Tolstoyan novel, with an uncritical immersion in 'life' at the expense of a mastery of style, and while individual works might be admired, Russian literature as a whole was represented as a dangerous model for British writing. This supposed danger was closely bound up with the politics of the period, and this book investigates how Russian culture was deployed in the close relationships between writers, editors, and politicians who made up the early twentieth-century intellectual class--the British intelligentsia. Russomania argues that the most significant impact of Russian culture is not to be found in stylistic borrowings between canonical authors, but in the shaping of the major intellectual questions of the period: the relation between language and action, writer and audience, and the work of art and lived experience. The resulting account brings an occluded genealogy of early modernism to the fore, with a different arrangement of protagonists, different critical values, and stronger lines of connection to the realist experiments of the Victorian past, and the anti-formalism and revived romanticism of the 1930s and 1940s future.
British fluctuations in the interwar period were damped up to the middle thirties ,
only a partial upswing in the 1920s and a relatively moderate depression in the
early 1930s . World cycles were considerably more intense than British cycles ...