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Kala Stevenson

Chapter 13 vocabulary

Prohibition During which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were legally prohibited.
speakeasy Hidden underground saloons and night clubs. Called this because when inside, one spoke quietly, or "easily".
bootlegger people who smuggled alcohol in from Canada, Cuba, and the West Indies in the legs of their boots.
fundamentalism The protestant movement grounded in a literal, or non symbolic, interpretation of the bible.
Clarence Darrow Was a famous trial lawyer of the day, to defend Scopes. Was hired the by the ACLU.
Scopes trial Was a fight over evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools and in American society.
flapper An emancipated young woman who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the day.
double standard A set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than to women- required women to observe stricter standards of behavior than men did.
Charles A. Lindbergh small- town piolet that made the frst nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
George Gershwin Concert music composer that merged traditional elements with American jazz, thus creating a new sound that was identifiably American.
Georgia O'Keeffe Produced intensely colored canvases that captured the grandeur of New York.
Sinclair Lewis The first American to win a nobel Prize in literature, was among the era's most outspoken critics.
F. Scott Fitzgerald coined the term "Jazz Age" to describe the 1920's. In his writing he revealed the negative side of the period's gaiety and freedom, portrating wealthy and attractive people leading imperiled lives in glided surroundings.
Edna St. Vincent Millay Wrote poems celebrating youth and a life of independence and freedom from traditional constraints.
Ernest Hemingway Wounded in WWI, became the best- known expatriate author. In a couple of his novels he criticized the Glorification of the war.
Zora Neale Hurston African American girl that was in Eatonville, Florida, in the early 1900's. She struggled to the top and she became a well known writter.
James Weldon Johnson Poet, lawyer, and NAACP executive secretsry-- the organization fought for legislation to protect African rights.
Marcus Garvey An immigrantt from Jamaica, believed that African Americans should build a separate society.
Harlem Renaissance A literary and artistic movement celebrating African-American culture.
Claude McKay A novelist, poet, and Jamaican immigrant, was a major figure whose militant verses urged African Americans to resist prejudice and discrimination.
Langston Hughes The movement's best known poet. Many of his poems described the difficut lives of working-class African Americans.
Paul Robeson The son of a one-time slave, became a major dramatic actor. Expienced racism because of him supporting the Soviet Union and the Comunist Party.
Louis Armstrong Joined Oliver's group, which became known as the Creole Jazz Band. His talent rocketed him to stardom in the Jazz wrld.
Duke Ellington A jazz pianist and composer, led his ten-piece orchestra at the Cotton Club.
Bessie Smith A female Blues singer, was perhaps the outstanding vocalist of the decade.
Created by: kala.stevenson