Chapter 29[image] Disease, Disillusion, and All That Jazz

In This Chapter
  • The great postwar influenza pandemic
  • Postwar conservatism and isolationism
  • Postwar social changes
  • The world of the Roaring Twenties
  • The postwar “lost generation”

Americans had much to be proud of after World War I. Almost certainly, the Allies would have been defeated without the intervention of the United States. As many Americans saw it, their nation had indeed made the world safe for democracy.

Unfortunately, before the century was half over, it would become all too apparent that the world had been made safe by no means. In fact, it had been made an even more dangerous place than it ...

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