1920's Capital Decades

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1920's Capital Decades

The Side of Paradise was published in 1920 to glowing reviews and, almost overnight, turned Fitzgerald, at the age of 24, into one of the country's most promising young writers.

A week after the novel's publication, he married Zelda Sayre in New York. They only had one child, a daughter named Frances Scott Fitzgerald, born in 1921.

Because Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald became a celebrity and embarked on an extravagant lifestyle that earned him a reputation as a playboy and hindered his reputation as a serious literary writer.

The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald's life began to fall apart. Since he was always a heavy drinker, he progressed steadily into alcoholism and suffered prolonged bouts of writer's block.

Prohibition was a very important shift in the 1920’s. It was a nearly 14 year period when selling, producing, and transporting alcohol over .5 was illegal.

Gangsters and crime became huge. People found loopholes to prohibition and had bootleggers and rum runners which were people who would smuggle in alcohol from other states.

The music was mostly jazz but also blues, broadway, and dance bands. They started to play music on the radio.The prohibition helped the jazz to become more popular

After World War I many people had extra money and they often spent it on entertainers or some form of entertainment. Broadway reached it’s all time high in the 1920’s.

The Industrial Revolution was an innovative period between the mid-18th and 19th centuries that thrust people from agricultural existence into a more urban lifestyle.

The Harlem Renaissance was given its name due to the cultural, social, and artistic change that took place between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930’s.

W.E.B Du Bois was a black writer of the time. He was the editor of The Crisis Magazine and was very famous in the black community.

This movement fueled the blacks for more political and civil rights.


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