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Why I Asked An American What It Was Like In The 1920's

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If you ask an American what it was like in the 1920’s I am sure you would get a very different answer than if you asked a Immigrant. In School we are taught about the “Jazz Age.” We talk about the jazz music, movies, and flappers, but what people don't realize, is that there are two different ways people lived and acted during this time period. The “New Immigrants” who came from foreign countries such as Poland, Romania, and Italy did not have the same experiences as the Americans. The immigrants were treated differently because they spoke different and had different religions and customs. This novel explains how they lived with everyday struggles such as: living and working in abject poverty, running from the Ku Klux Klan, and women wanting
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