By Mark Whalan
With the booklet of this quantity, Edinburgh collage Press closes out its super winning tradition heritage sequence, which writes the tale of the 20 th century in the course of the cultural and highbrow hobbies of every decade. The 1910s have been ordinarily ruled via the horrors of the 1st sleek battle, however it additionally witnessed the flowering of modernism, the delivery of Hollywood, and the increase of innovative interpretations of tradition and society. Mark Whalan investigates this decade via achievements in fiction and poetry; paintings and images; movie and vaudeville; and song, theater, and dance. He contains specific statement and directed case reports of influential texts and occasions and contains chronologies and bibliographies. He considers Tarzan of the Apes, The delivery of a state, the novel modernism of Gertrude Stein, the Provincetown avid gamers, and jazz music's earliest recordings. A concluding bankruptcy explores the influence of the 1st global warfare on cultural understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and propaganda.
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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.
51 It is also a society of perfect collectivism: children are reared collectively, all business and agriculture are collective, and personal desires are subsumed to the common good so unthinkingly that personal desire is virtually unimaginable. 52 The women are strong, fit, well educated, and dressed both uniformly and practically. 56 Women’s economic dependence on men has led them to become ‘over-sexed’, in Gilman’s words; they overemphasise sexual difference in order to attract the partner necessary for their economic subsistence.
66 Women and children were forced into the workplace in such conditions, and such low wages meant that bitter strikes and industrial conflict remained features of American life, racking the decade even before the surge of labour activism in 1919. Opinions differed over how to deal with this antagonism between 18 American Culture in the 1910s capital and labour in the decade. Eugene Debs, leading the Socialist Party of America, shied away from the Marxist view of society and the principle of revolutionary change.
American Culture in the 1910s (Twentieth-Century American Culture) by Mark Whalan