Table of Contents: Defining Documents in American History: The 1920s (1920–1929)

The Contents of Defining Documents in American History: The 1920s (1920–1929)

Publisher’s Note

Editor’s Introduction


A Return to Normalcy

Warren G. Harding: “Not Nostrums, but Normalcy”

Harding on Americanism

Franklin D. Roosevelt on Americanism

On the Transportation Act of 1920

On the Teapot Dome Scandal

The National Origins Act (Immigration Act of 1924)

The Sacco-Vanzetti Case in Context

The Case Against the Reds

Labor Will Not Be Outlawed or Enslaved

Summation of the Defense, Sacco-Vanzetti Trial

Summation of the Prosecution, Sacco-Vanzetti Trial

Selected Prison Letters of Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Selected Prison Letters of Nicola Sacco

From Facing the Chair: The Americanization of Two Foreign-born Workingmen

Prohibition and Problems

President Harding’s Appeal to Halt Lawbreaking

Fiorello La Guardia on Prohibition

An Account of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

The Wickersham Commission Report on Prohibition and Crime

The Age of Coolidge

The Destiny of America

The Press Under a Free Government

Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

On Intervention in Nicaragua

Women and the Modern World

Prison Writings of a Radical Suffragist

Now We Can Begin: Women and Their Vote

Margaret Sanger: The Morality of Birth Control

A Flapper’s Appeal to Parents

African American Affairs

Marcus Garvey on Back to Africa

W. E. B. Du Bois: An Open Letter to Warren G. Harding

On the Tulsa Race Riot

Letter Regarding Ku Klux Klan Activity in Arkansas

The Klansman’s Manual

The Name “Negro”–Letters between Roland A. Barton and W. E. B. Du Bois

The Scopes “Monkey” Trial

William Jennings Bryan: Scopes Trial Summation

Court Decision in the Scopes Trial

Impressions of the Scopes Trial

International Negotiations

On the Necessity of Naval Disarmament

Treaty on the Limitation of Naval Armaments

The Problem of Japan–A Japanese View

The Kellogg-Briand Pact

On the Multilateral (Kellogg-Briand) Pact

New Horizons in Industry, Travel, and Culture

From My Life and Work, by Henry Ford

Lindbergh’s Paris Trip Makes Him World Hero

The Jazz Singer: Reviews of the First “Talking Movie”

WLS Showboat: The Floating Palace of Wonder

Herbert Hoover Takes the Helm

Herbert Hoover on “The Constructive Side of Government”

President Hoover Responds to the Stock Market Crash


Chronological List

Web Resources