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Program 20: The Twenties/The Tensions of Prosperity

Douglas Brinkley and Donald L. Miller


Narrator: The 1920s. The age of prosperity, movement, creativity, consumption.

Brinkley: We've always seemed to be somehow creating the newest forms of things to make life better, simpler, more efficient. Sometimes this has negative consequences and other times, positive ones. Take a figure like Henry Ford.

Miller: He helps to create a mass consumption in a society that's on wheels.

Narrator: America on wheels. Moving from country to city, from small town to suburban sprawl. From the old to the new. Wanting the best of the new, keeping the old.

Today on A Biography of America, "The Tensions of Prosperity."

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