Unit 4: Chapter 13

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  1. flapper
    an unconventional young woman in the 1920s
    The flapper symbolized this revolution. The term described a new type of young woman: rebellious, energetic, fun-loving, and bold.
  2. demographic
    a statistic characterizing human populations
    In addition to social changes, many changes in demographics occurred in the 1920s. Demographics are the statistics that describe a population, such as data on race or income.
  3. barrio
    a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city
    Los Angeles, for example, became a magnet for Mexicans and developed a distinct barrio, or Spanish-speaking neighborhood.
  4. media
    systems of mass communications considered collectively
    The mass media are print, film, and broadcast methods of communicating information to large numbers of people.
  5. jazz
    genre of American music that developed in the 20th century
    The great symphony conductor Leopold Stokowski declared that jazz was "an expression of the time, of the breathless, energetic, superactive times in which we are living." The 1920s came to be called the Jazz Age.
  6. renaissance
    a period of renewed activity and prominence
    Not just a national center for jazz, Harlem also became the home of an African American literary awakening of the 1920s known as the Harlem Renaissance.
  7. bootlegger
    someone who makes or sells illegal goods
    In the old days, bootleggers merely had been drinkers who hid flasks of liquor in the leg of their boots. Now the term was used to describe suppliers of illegal alcohol.
  8. speakeasy
    (during Prohibition) an illegal barroom
    Speakeasies were bars that operated illegally.
  9. fundamentalism
    the interpretation of sacred texts as literal truth
    They stated a set of beliefs that since came to be called fundamentalism. In addition to supporting traditional Christian ideas about Jesus, fundamentalists argued that God inspired the Bible, so it cannot contain contradictions or errors.
Created on July 27, 2021 (updated July 29, 2021)

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