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Professor Martha Black


With all the flamboyant, glitter, and riotous excitement one can muster up, the age of the Twenties brought to America an era not to be forgotten. Gansters, flappers, and two-bit saloons were all encompassed in this "Jazz-Age" which spread its influence from shore to shore. Americans became, in a sense optimists and as optimists looked toward their social and financial situation as fundamentally sound and triumphant over its predecessors. They identified themselves with their century. Its teens were their teens, its world war was their war, and its Twenties were their Twenties. Launching forward they looked about for a spokesman, and the first to be found was in the person of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.



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