The Roaring 1920s

Understand the tumultuous decade of the 1920s, how and why it was so pivotal in world history, and what actionable lessons we can draw from it to understand our world today. Why were people in the 1920s obsessed with talking to the dead? What was all the “ballyhoo” over Lindbergh about? Why did the stock market crash in 1929? Learn about it all here!

The 1920s was a pivotal decade in the twentieth century, and one with numerous parallels to our own time. In this webinar, historian Sean Munger will give you a crash course on what the 1920s were about, what they mean, and what lessons this tumultuous time holds for us today–actionable knowledge from the past for better decision-making, critical thinking and general understanding.

The abandonment and demolition of classic English aristocratic manors, like this one in Carlisle, was a stark sign of economic and social change in the 1920s–and one we would do well to heed today.

This is a “geohistory” course, where you will not only hear about the history, but see the places where it happened! The class is fully interactive–you can ask questions, chime in, discuss with Sean and other students. No “homework.” See an example of my “geohistory” approach, here!

The wealth, power and excess of the 1920s was perfectly symbolized at William Randolph Hearst’s lavish estate at San Simeon, California.

The Details

Sessions: one

When will it be: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

How will it be conducted: Teleconference via (free interface; no account needed)

Fascism was a direct product of the 1920s, and it manifested itself in many aspects of society–even architecture, as seen in this massive Italian sports stadium that was the brainchild of Mussolini.
Price: $50 for full interactive access, $40 for video access only

You can pay by PayPal, here!

(Please either include contact information at the time of payment, or email me at to let me know your contact information so I can be sure you have the participation details).

(*Classes do not count for university or other scholastic credit.)
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