1920s Essays


Evolution Of Management Style at Galaxy Toys

mainly on employees and human relations as opposed to productivity (Adetule, 2011). The theory surfaced in the early 1920s and would shape managerial thought for the next six decades or so. Behaviorists particularly criticized Taylor's theory and other classical schools of thought for their ignorance of the people aspect of organizations (Adetule, 2011). One of the prominent advocates of this school of thought was Elton Mayo. In his Hawthorne experiment, Mayo demonstrated the significance of working conditions and employee satisfaction in influencing organizational productivity (Cole, 2004). Mayo particularly asserted that the behavior of both managers and employees at the… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Fatness in America Body Image

the turn-of-the-century medical "phase" followed by the middle-century misogynist "phase" from the 1920s to the 1960s, whereupon a new "health" phase took over coupled with marketing of health products and fitness gear/apparel.[footnoteRef:3] [1: Carla Rice, "Becoming "the Fat Girl": Acquisition of an Unfit Identity." Women's Studies International Forum 30, no. 2 (2007): 158.] [2: Rice, "Becoming the 'Fat Girl',"159.] [3: Peter Stearns, Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West (NY: New York University Press, 2002), 4.] Thus, it is not surprising to find that Anna Kirkland in "Representations of Fatness and Personhood: Pro-Fat Advocacy and the Limits… Continue Reading...

Murder Inc Book Compared to Gangs Today

Murder Inc. by Graham K. Bell   Book Summary Starting from the 1920s, the American crime landscape underwent a complete transformation under an all-star gang of thugs, garrotters, and snipers. Ethnic and religious diversity was evident in its members. A majority of them hailed from New York City itself, chosen from its toughest neighborhoods, including Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Flushing. The exorbitant amount of crime they perpetrated led the media to name them "Murder, Inc.."This merciless gang, considered the innovation of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and other elderly gangsters, was quick to catch the entire nation's attention, and made… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Feminism and Women Rights During the Ww1

AFTER 1865 DYNAMICS OF GENDER POLITICS IN THE 1910S AND 1920s In the period during World War 1, the place of the women was in chemical plants, steel foundries, and munitions factories as a way of serving their country. After the creation of the Army Corps of Nurses, many women went abroad as nurses, and this gave them strong moral arguments for their voting rights. Women tactics and immoral way of treatment forced the Congress to act on the issue, and it was on August 26, 1920, that President Wilson declares his favor on women suffrage. From this day on,… Continue Reading...

Medical Marijuana Growing in Butte County

because of its strong fibrous tissue.1  It was not until the Prohibition Era of the 1920s that marijuana began to be prohibited by law in the U.S.—and within a decade, it was regulated among most states under the Uniform State Narcotic Act.2  Thus, from its very first days as a crop grown by the Virginia Company for exporting to England by decree of James I—and in fact from the days of the first President of the U.S. George Washington growing hemp as one of his main farming crops—to now, whereupon marijuana is making a resurgence (if not for its… Continue Reading...

Maison Lanvin Company Analysis

a wedding, a fur and lingerie collections. In the 1920s, she started the sports' collection and interior design. In 1926, Lanvin opened the boutiques all over France that comprised of men's clothes collections. Typically, Jeanne Lanvin creativity was so superb making many clients order for a wide collection of high profile clothing. During her days, Lanvin was the first designer to view fashion as a lifestyle by viewing creativity as the things that encompass a wide area of fields, which include perfume, interior decoration, sportswear, lingerie, menswear and fur. By traveling around the world and she complied a travel… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Honolulu International Airport

plays as much a symbolic role as a practical one. Since the 1920s, the airport has been serving the needs of locals. The first commuter inter-island flights began in 1929, with Inter-Island Airways -- which is now Hawaiian Airlines. In 1935, Honolulu rose to international stature as an airport hub that could connect Asia to North America. "Early visionaries marketed Honolulu as the Crossroads of the Pacific, a status we have earned and treasured over the past eight decades," (Honolulu International Airport, 2016). By 1935, Honolulu International Airport was running commercial flights across the Pacific, the first of which… Continue Reading...

19th Amendment

attempts at explaining the female movement's apparent fragmentation during the 1920s. However, as she has narrowly defined the groups that were a part of it, her work may be considered incomplete. The author writes about female suffrage in the context of American political history, maintaining that it signifies a major new democracy milestone. She examines the reasons for the successful passage of a constitutional amendment in a period where rights drives were faced with opposition. While prior researches into this subject focus on multiple constituencies in this nationwide movement -- the National Women's Party's extremists, the WCTU's (Woman's Christian… Continue Reading...

Background Of Social Work

social workers, especially for those catering to families and individuals. A short time later, during the 1920s, Freudian psychoanalytical theories emerged in America, and were enthusiastically welcomed in order to boost the intellectual status of casework. Micro social work practice was proceeding well, though it has, over the years, striven to define its distinctiveness from other areas of mental health (Rothman & Mizrahi, 2014). It has been elucidated by Hahn (2013) that micro social work strategies have predominated because of social workers' ability of establishing strength-based aid and sympathetic relationships with clients. Alternate benefits include the ability of assisting… Continue Reading...

Ip Man the Grandmaster and Women in Kung Fu

the Jingwu movement" (Judkins "Lives of Chinese Martial Artists (10)" par. 5). This happened partly because by the 1920s in China, society was changing: the feudal system was being left behind, the practice of foot-binding for women was no more a popular activity, and new forms of physical education were being introduced around the nation. What made the Jingwu Association stand out, however, was the fact that it directly addressed the role of women in martial arts: indeed, the association Made a very strong set of theoretical and ideological arguments that women were capable of performing just as well… Continue Reading...

Bessie Smith and the Blues

in blues seems to reflect a way of life that was real and palpable for these people in the 1920s and 1930s and it certainly comes across in the lyrics, which is what I liked most about this particular reading. This chapter examines the blues songs by Gertrude Rainey and Bessie Smith from the early 20th century. To judge of these songs by the lyrics alone and the context in which they were written seems unfair. It would help me to better understand them to hear them performed. Music is more than just the words that are composed. Having… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

Psychology’s Involvement in the Eugenics Movement The eugenics movement that began in the United States during the 1920s reached a brutal extreme with the Nazis’ experimentation with improving the racial stock of human beings through controlled breeding, and this movement would have significant implications well into the 21st century (Sutton, 2015). Many practitioners today, though, may be unaware of organized psychology’s role in contributing to the eugenics movement during the 20th century (Newhouse, 2016). To gain some new insights into this issue, this paper reviews the relevant primary and secondary literature concerning organized psychology’s long involvement in the eugenics movement… Continue Reading...

Latin American Revolution

be no grand revolution like what occurred in Mexico in the 1920s with the Cristeros. The world is too fractured. Works Cited Coronil, Fernando. The Future in Question: History and Utopia in Latin America (1989- 2010). Business as Usual. NY: NYU Press, 2011. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qfkds.14 Holloway, John. Change the World without Taking Power. Pluto Press. Continue Reading...

Organizational Analysis for Veterans Health Administration

This theory was developed from empirical studies that were conducted in the 1920s and 1930s. The empirical studies are referred to as the Hawthorne studies because they were developed in the Hawthorne plants in the 1920s (Landsberger, 1959). Human relations theory holds that relationships, attitudes, and leadership styles play a vital role in the performance of an organization. The theory indicates that people desire to be part of a supportive team that would facilitate their growth and development. If an organization gives social attention to its employees and encourages the employees to participate, the employees will perceive their work… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

Act of 1882 and the Nativist movement of the 1920s (Young 1). Similar Nativist sentiments bubbled to the surface during the Trump administration, clouding constructive discourse on the role and status of immigrants in the United States, and the fundamental functions of immigration policy. Although the United States was always a settler nation, immigration trends changed in the early 20th century. Immigrants from Southern Europe and Eastern Europe started to pour in before the First World War, pushed by economic uncertainties and outright poverty and pulled by the promise of readymade jobs in rapidly industrializing America (“Immigration in the… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

Wang. "Number of Fatal Terrorist Attacks in Western Europe Increasing, Data S." U.S, 12 July 2017, www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-attacks/number-of-fatal-terrorist-attacks-in-western-europe-increasing-data-show-idUSKBN19X1QO. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017. Oshima, Shotaro. "Why the 1920s U.S. Ban on Japanese Immigrants Matters Today." HuffPost, 22 Dec. 2015, www.huffingtonpost.com/shotaro-oshima/1920s-us-ban-japanese_b_8858260.html. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017. Seonnichsen, John. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Continue Reading...

Workplace Safety

Q1. The Gauley Bridge disaster took place in the 1920s, before appropriate health and safety requirements were imposed upon industries to protect workers. Workers were often forced to tolerate such conditions because they had no other options by which to make a living. Furthermore, a certain degree of physical risk to workers was acceptable in the eyes of employers. To some extent, this is also true in many developing world nations such as India, where the Bhopal gas tragedy took place. If there was a sudden absence of federal and state… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty As a Deterrent for Murder

history offers a perfect example of this principle with the Era of Prohibition in the U.S. during the 1920s when alcohol was outlawed and scofflaws (so-named because they scoffed at a law that was both despised by the public and ineffectively enforced by law enforcement officers). Individuals violated the laws of prohibition routinely by way of speakeasies, subversion of the legalistic parameters of the law (which allowed one to imbibe alcohol with a doctor’s note—similar to the way in which medicinal marijuana laws today allow one to legally escape prosecution under federal law for imbibing a schedule one narcotic),… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

promise or despair? How does the death of Myrtle Wilson highlight a sense of something rotten underscoring the 1920s? Discuss using the novel and the historical period. What role does Jordan Baker serve in the novel? Discuss why her and Nick aren’t viable love interests. Discuss the theme of driving, cars and geography in the novel. In the novel, Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby are the only two characters that perish. They also happen to be two that were both born lower class. Discuss what the author might (or might not) be implying about rich and poor. One of the… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

View on the Unification of Literature by Zhenduo Zheng. This was back in the early 1920s. In the final analysis, therefore, Chinese literary pieces published in France adopt a more radical approach in their presentation. In so doing, they display the ingenuity of Chinese writers in seeking to present various issues in a creative and imaginative format. This further advances the agenda of Chinese writers in seeking to showcase their literary abilities on a global platform. Towards this end, there is need to reconcile journalistic and academic perceptions so as to achieve some format of singularity in the discourse… Continue Reading...

Ncaa Villanova Powerhouse Basketball Team

Since the 1920s, Villanova has been a top contender in the NCAA, rival of other Philadelphia area schools. Yet it was not until 2016 that Villanova really made history. Kris Jenkins’s historic clock-beater shot made this Final Four appearance the most memorable in all of Villanova’s history. Villanova has in many ways always been a threat, whether as a thorn in the side of top seeds or as a top seed itself. The Wildcats have a lot of superlatives their competitors lack, such as remaining undefeated in… Continue Reading...

How Immigrants Deal with Discrimination

America) was passed. The act served to do away with the limiting quota system established during the 1920s, opening up legal migration to every nation worldwide and setting the scene for a drastic growth in migration from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Concurrently, the act limited legal migration from Western Hemisphere nations, thereby restricting immigration across the United States’ southern boundary, setting the scene for increased undocumented border-crossing. While the 1965 Immigration Act epitomized the 60’s era’s progressive ideals, the system the act gave birth to hampered integration prospects for certain migrants and their offspring (National Academies… Continue Reading...

Government Intervention Essay

economy, put Americans back to work, and recreate the prosperous good times of the 1920s.  Franklin Roosevelt called for action.1  Hoover before him called for the government to resist intervention.2  Two decades earlier Teddy Roosevelt called for intervention in the regulation of labor.3  Henry Ford called for self-help—not intervention—but independence.4  Based on these four perspectives, this paper argues that government intervention leads to a culture of dependency, which does not facilitate growth or positive and innovative solutions to real problems; therefore, government should not seek to intervene in the economy but rather allow the bad blood to work its… Continue Reading...

Hannah Hoch

in Germany (1919). Hoch’s relationship with Hausmann did not go smoothly and by the mid- 1920s she broke up with him and to some extent with the other Dadaists. She moved to the Netherlands before eventually coming back to Berlin during WWII. By that time, her art had been classified as degenerate by the Third Reich. Hitler being an admirer of art in the Old World style abhorred the modern artists and Dada in particular. While Hitler was preparing the Great German Exhibition in 1937, Hoch was living quietly in a small cottage in Berlin, trying to mind her own business… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby and Jazz

everyone who wanted to have a drink became a scofflaw. The 1920s was the decade of the scofflaw, the decade of excess and the decade of the nouveau riche—the ones who, like Jay Gatsby, made their millions from bootlegging or from the stock market or from both. Nothing captured the essence of the post-war 1920s like jazz, which was a new kind of music in America—a music that was fast and loose and flowing: it had no care or concern for the old world culture and was primarily its own thing—good for dancing (ragtime) and good for drinking (anytime).… Continue Reading...

What Makes Venice Beach Unique

innocent fun that fit right in with the culture of pre-1960s America. Americans were generally jubilant throughout the 1920s, depressed throughout the 1930s, energized by the 1940s, and exultant during the 1950s. Transformation Venice in its original state did not last long. When Kinney died, the city essentially went up for grabs: its infrastructure was in need of repair and Prohibition had cut into its funds. Los Angeles annexed Venice in 1925 and the changes to its character began immediately. While designed to reflect the Venice of Italy with its canals, dug by the African Americans imported from New… Continue Reading...

Recent Immigration in the United States

population. Throughout America’s history, a significant portion of the population was immigrant. In fact, Before the 1920s, up to 15% of the population was made up of immigrants. American society is generally tolerant of new identities and cultures that are not similar to theirs. Nonetheless, immigrants are always motivated to assimilate into the American mainstream identity while also maintaining certain unique aspects of their own identity and culture (Hirschman, 2014, p. 11). Most immigrants moving into the United States are doing so in search of more promising economic opportunities. Indeed, the impact that immigrants have had on the development… Continue Reading...