The Jazz Age
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times.
The aftermath of the Great War has unleashed a new dawn of enterprise and culture, leaving the bloody horrors of the old world behind. There is a break with the traditions of the past – they have failed, time and time again. It is time to try something new, and why not?
Women’s sufferage has become a thing of the present, and there is even some thawing of old attitudes towards african americans, largely thanks to the new music and the dawn of mass communications.
And technology marches swiftly on in other ways: automobiles, flight, mass production. Telephones allow you to speak across the country – even across the world.
But the old ways are not dead yet: there are still many forgotten and unexplored areas of the world, where the light of a New Age has not yet reached. Even in a large country like the USA, there are hidden backwaters and forgotten dirt roads where ignorance, superstition and gloom still reign …..