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:: 1920's Experience
Explore the 1920's through its people, events, inventions, art, literature, music, entertainment, and fads and fashions.
:: An Outline of American History: America in the 1920's
Read about the emergence of a new American culture after WWI, and the prosperity of America through the 20's.
:: The Roaring 1920's Concert Extravaganza
Listen to the music of the 1920's, including the Floradora Girls, AL Jolson, Sid Gary, Marion Harris, Bert Wilson, Billy Murray, Fanny Brice, Edie Cantor and more.
:: The Adventures of the Real Winnie the Pooh
The New York Public Library is home to the stuffed animals that inspired the characters of one the world's most famous bed time stories, Winnie-the-Pooh.  The library created this Web site to tell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh through timelines, fun facts, and a bibliography.
:: Christopher Robin's Winnie-the-Pooh Character Guide
Explore the world of Winnie-the-Pooh through new and classic images of your favorite characters, maps of the 100 Akre Woods, a Winnie-the-Pooh FAQ that answers 100 of your toughest Pooh questions then takes one of 3 interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.  Before you leave, try to solve the Winnie-the-Pooh mystery, an interactive story that you get to solve!
:: The Velveteen Rabbit, Or How Toys become Real
Read the text of the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.

:: The Crash of 1929
Read this essay about the events leading up to the stock market crash of 1929.

:: The Harlem Renaissance
Research the Literature, events, and Performing and Visual Arts of the Harlem Renaissance.

:: 1925: Year in Review
View the artwork of the 1920's at this online exhibit highlighting the artistic accomplishment of 1925 with works by artists such as Beckman, Schwitters, Mondrian, Matisse, Miro, Braque, Bonnard, Kandinsky, Klee, Earnst, Hopper, and Picasso.
:: Picasso
"This teachers' guide investigates three National Gallery of Art paintings included in the exhibition Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906 (March 30-July 27 1997). This guide is written for teachers of middle and high school students. It includes background information, discussion questions and suggested activities."

:: Report on the Enforcement of the Prohibition Laws of the United States
Read the official report, also known as the Wickersham Commission Report on Alcohol Prohibition, by the National Commission on Law and Observance in 1931. The report includes a history of prohibition from the passing of the 18th amendment in 1919.

:: Famous Trials in American History: Tennessee vs. John T. Scopes, "The Monkey Trial"
Read the text of the Tennessee Evolution Statute, excerpts from the trail, notes from observers of the trials, political cartoons, the textbook used by Scopes in the classroom, the decisions of the court at this Web site.

:: Avi bio
:: Avi's home page
All about Avi and his books.

:: By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women"; Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
Browse through photographs documenting the struggle for women's voting rights in the late 19th  and early 20th century.

:: Flapper!
Explore the style of the 1920's at this Web site devoted to the architecture, décor, and music of the era.
:: Women's Fashions of the 1920's
From bobbed hair and the cloche hat to the masculine silhouette's of the short flapper dresses, discover the 1920's through women's fashion in this essay.


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