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Jazz Age

Columns and blogs on literature

Useful web sites

  • PAL: Perspectives in American Literature A very good site, organized by time periods and by themes, maintained by Paul Rueben at California State.
  • Documenting the American South: Beginnings to 1920 A full-text database of primary resources on Southern literature and history from the University of North Carolina.
  • Ad*Access Presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Concentrates on five main subject areas: radio; television; transportation; beauty and hygiene; and World War II.
  • Silent Films A brief and general history of films from the 1920s and links to famous individual films of the era, some streaming.
  • The Mississippi Writers Page Covers William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and many others.
  • Zora Neale Hurston Plays Full text of 10 unpublished plays and links to many other Hurston resources on the web. Part of the Library of Congress American Memory project.
  • Radio in the 1920s A site put together by some American Studies students at the University of Virginia; just fun