Additional Resources: “The Jazz Age” 1920s America – 50 Resources for High School Students

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on
  1. Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s (Harper Perennial Modern Classics), by Frederick Lewis Allen
  2. This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring ’20s, by Roger Kahn 
  4. The First Red Scare
  5. Prohibition, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
  6. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
  7. Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series, by David Pietrusza
  8. Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
  9. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind, by Bruce Watson
  10. Negro League Baseball 
  11. The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot
  12. The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country, by Laton McCartney
  13. Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes
  14. Mellon: An American Life, by David Cannadine  
  15. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America, by Arnold Rampersad 
  16. Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille, Scott Eyman
  17. The Collection, Bessie Smith 
  18. Charles Evans Hughes
  19. Harlem Renaissance 
  20. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography, by Jeffrey Meyers 
  21. Zelda Fitzgerald: The Tragic, Meticulously Researched Biography of the Jazz Age’s High Priestess, by Sally Cline 
  22. The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings (CD), Louis Armstrong
  23. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, by Joshua Zeitz  
  24. Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss, by Kenneth Silverman 
  25. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion, Edward J. Larson 
  26. Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, by Valerie Boyd 
  27. Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company, by James R. Mellow
  28. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway 
  29. Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties, by Lucy Moore
  30. Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, by Terry Teachout
  31. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  32. Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, by Terry Teachout 
  33. Chaplin: His Life and Art, by David Robinson 
  34. Manhattan Transfer, by John Dos Passos 
  35. Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde, by Thomas Bleitner
  36. The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, by David Nasaw 
  37. Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star, by Stephen Michael Shearer
  38. Babe: The Legend Comes to Life, by Robert Creamer 
  39. Josephine: The Hungry Heart, by Jean-Claude Baker 
  40. Jimmie Rodgers 
  41. Cole Porter, by William McBrien 
  42. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, by Candace Fleming 
  43. Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s, by Alastair Duncan 
  44. Capone: The Man and the Era, by Laurence Bergreen 
  45. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, by Langston Hughes (Author) and Arnold Rampersad (Editor) 
  46. George Gershwin 
  47. The Okeh Ellington (CD), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 
  48. Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg 
  49. Mickey Mouse
  50. Rainbow’s End: The Crash of 1929 (Pivotal Moments in American History), by Maury Klein