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Senior Professionals – WWI Aftermath: Flappers, Bootleggers, Rioters and Ku Kluxers – Domestic Turmoil
As the Great War ended in Europe, another sort of war erupted at home. Public battles over prohibition and women’s liberation, rising crime rates, race riots and a surge of nativism in the form of the Ku Klux Klan shattered Americans’ sense of peace. This session will examine the fraught aftermath of WWI, a time that gives new meaning to the idea of “the roaring twenties.”
Presented by Amy Louise Wood, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of History, ISU