The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know: Post 4. Flappers

My previous post addressed 1920s fashion. Here's what happened to behavior: New York City in 1925: Up All Night In one scene in SIRENS Jo goes to a New York speakeasy. She can see that Melody is “up all night” most nights. So were most young … [Continue reading]

The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know: Post 3. The Women’s Fashion Revolution

In my previous post, I addressed women's suffrage. Now let's look at another impact on behavior. Fashion really took a turn in the 1920s, due in part to the influence of Coco Chanel... Kicking Up Their Heels: The Women’s Fashion Revolution of the … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]