National Humanities Center
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
How did World War I affect politics in the United States?
Why did the prestige and power of American business dramatically increase in the 1920s?
What explains the remarkable cultural ferment of this period?
What place did religious and spiritual values assume in the United States during the Twenties?
How did concepts of citizenship and national identity change in the decade after World War I?
How did women and African Americans struggle to advance social equality?
How did modernizing and traditional forces clash during the decade?
“Becoming Modern: America, 1918-1929” will explore these and other questions through history, literature, and art. Under the direction of leading scholars, participants will examine such issues as immigration, prohibition, radicalism, changing moral standards, and evolution to discover how the forces of modernity and traditionalism made the Twenties both liberating and repressive.
Stipends and Travel: Participants will receive a stipend of
$1,000. The National Humanities Center will cover the cost
of travel and provide lodging.
Texts: Participants will receive the seminar texts, some of
which will be online, at least six weeks before the program.
Meals: The Center will provide snacks and lunch daily.
Coordinator of Education Programs
Richard R. Schramm
Vice President for Education Programs
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