Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016     Views: 10

There are several ways to handle this query. In HBU OneSearch, you can do searches for terms you state and others. OneSearch searches most of our databases and catalog at one time. You can use your terms or other terms such as: 1920s (or sometimes "nineteen twenties" spelled out), decades, economic history, lifestyle, culture, social conditions, social life, life and customs, etc. It also helps to think of synonyms for these terms (as unique as possible).

You will need to mix and match these terms in your searches. Also, you can use the advanced search options and do a subject search for your terms. Searching by subject is more specific and will often help narrow the results to smaller set.

As you read through your results, pay attention to the subject headings for the articles that are useful. There may be other terms not listed above that may be useful. Here are some useful books that might help:

  1. American decades (see catalog record and access E-book)
  2. The roaring 20's and the Wall Street crash good times, deep pockets and poverty (see catalog record and access E-book)
  3. Only yesterday: an informal history of the 1920's (see catalog record and access E-book)
  4. Daily life in the United States, 1920-1939: decades of promise and pain (see catalog record and access E-book)
  5. The twenties in America: politics and history (see catalog record and access E-book)
  6. Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties (see catalog record). This is a physical book (Call Number: PS3511.I9 Z55774 2001).
  7. Discontented America : the United States in the 1920s. (see catalog record). This is a physical book (Call number: E784.G65 1999).

This should get you a good start. Come by and visit with us if you have more questions! Good luck!