The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know, Post 2

In my previous post, I addressed the impact of World War 1 on the Roaring Twenties. Now let's see what happens.... When Women Got the Vote and Left Their Corsets Behind Both Jo and Lou in SIRENS are conflicted about their roles as women. The men in their lives don’t value them as individuals. In fact, until the 1920s women were really second-class citizens. Here’s some of the context of the … [Read more...]

A New Series: The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know, Post 1

As a follow-up to my research on SIRENS (Penguin, 2012) I wrote a series of ten articles that summarize different aspects of the 1920s. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting them here so that they'll be available in my archives. Here's the first in the series... Home From World War 1: Returning From the “Great War” In SIRENS, Jo Winter’s most pressing internal problem is the whereabouts … [Read more...]