By Susan Currell
Within the decade following the tip of worldwide warfare I, the us rose to its present seat because the top international superpower matched through an rising cultural dominance that may come to symbolize the second one half the 20 th century. American tradition within the Twenties is an interesting account of the most important cultural and highbrow traits that have been pivotal to the decade's characterization as "the jazz age." keeping off superficial representations of the period because the "roaring twenties" laid low with a "lost generation," the amount offers an entire portrait that incorporates chapters on literature, tune and function, movie and radio, visible artwork and layout, and the unparalleled upward push of rest and intake.
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Grant’s thesis was influenced by the combination of evolutionary thought with new scientific ideas about genetic inheritance, asserting that the races were in perpetual competition with each other for power, control and resources. Stoddard adopted many of Grant’s ideas about the threat to ‘Nordicism’ from other races, but placed this threat in a world context and argued further that the Great War had highlighted and exacerbated the emergency now facing the white race. Like The Passing of the Great Race, The Rising Tide argued that the ‘conflict of color’ was the ‘fundamental problem of the twentieth century’.
Materialism and the drive for success had replaced the natural instincts, they argued. Only in the rediscovery of the far reaches of human consciousness, through art, literature and poetry, and a rejection of the past, would it be possible to cure the neurotic industrial monster that America had become. In this way the past was cast as ‘disease’ with culture as the cure. 50 This widespread use of psychoanalysis was not unproblematic. 51 The huge popularisation of Freudian ideas in the mass media resulted in a lack of orthodoxy that appeared to be exploiting public interest in the new trend rather than assisting progression.
115 In the same year the Supreme Court upheld the 1924 forced sterilisation of Carrie Buck (in the now infamous Buck v. Bell case) making compulsory sterilisation constitutional. The celebratory modernism of the new woman was thus more complex than a simple rejection of traditional roles and the adoption of new ‘flapper’ lifestyles. African American women had to negotiate a new terrain that celebrated her sexuality without reverting to primitive stereotypes associated with the sexual exploitation of slavery.