Chapter One

Author - Charles Lindbergh.  I know he was the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Place and Time - This was an interview in Paris on May 23, 1927.  This was said after Lindbergh had just completed his flight across the ocean.  

Prior Knowledge - I know that the Wright brothers created the airplane at Kitty Hawk, NC around 1903.  Planes were used in the United States for some things before Lindbergh's flight.  

Audience - I think the audience is just the general public, letting them know how the journey turned out.  

Reason - This interview with Lindbergh was done and published so the public could see how the flight went.  It was a great achievement at the time. 

The Main Idea - The main idea was that Lindbergh enjoyed flying and he did it for fun.  He wanted to continue flying.  He also said he looked forward to the day when transatlantic flying will be a regular thing, and this was the precedent for that. 

Significance - He was the first man to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and this article shows that.  This led the way to improvements in the flying industry.  

Chapter Two

Author - N / A.  It is from the Boone Aiken Collection.  

Place and Time - Alabama during the 1920's, and before.  The deep hatred towards African Americans greatly affected this persons view and what they had to say.

Prior Knowledge - I know that the KKK was around after the Civil War, but then they died out for a little bit.  They gained popularity again in the 1920's.  The KKK was a group that did not like African Americans at all, and would scare, kill, and torture them.  

Audience - I think the audience is directed towards other KKK members, as well as other Americans.  They want to prove that they are right and more Americans should follow the KKK ways. 

Reason - This source was produced to tell America it needs cleaning and that the KKK will do that.  

The Main Idea -  The main idea of this piece was to say how good they thought the KKK was.  They thought that the KKK did nothing wrong, and everything they did was good.   

Significance - This was a good source from someone who believes strongly in the KKK.  It shows us peoples true feelings about racism, and attitudes towards blacks during this time.  It was a really strong piece.  

Chapter Three

Author - Billy Sunday.  He was a professional baseball player, but then he preached about God after that.  

Place and Time - He said this in the 1920's at a church he preached at.  

Prior Knowledge - Most people were upset about the Prohibition Act, they wanted liquor.  I didn't think about the other side of the argument, people against liquor.

Audience - His audience was the general public.

Reason - He said this, because he wanted to sway the publics opinion about alcohol.  

The Main Idea - The main idea of this speech was that Billy Sunday thought alcohol was wrong.  He thought America need God, not alcohol.  He was upset with the excise taxes on alcohol and whiskey, he thought more should be done.  He was probably happen when the Prohibition Amendment was passed. 

Significance - He was just one preacher, there were many others who preached against liquor and how important God was.  

Chapter Four

Author - Paul Poiret.  He designed dresses for women, and wrote editorials for the "Flapper" Magazine

Place and Time -Printed in 1922, throughout America.  This could affect the meaning of the source, because this was the beginning of a new age and style for women around the country

Prior Knowledge - I knew that Flappers in the 1920's wanted to break away from old traditions the woman had.  Also, Flapper's greatly changed their appearance by cutting their hair short and wearing less layers of clothing. 

Audience - The audience for the article is the general public, but mainly for the Flappers who were going against traditional ways and wearing shorter/less clothing.  this is making the author of this article upset, because he is a designer for the older Victorian style dresses, and he does not want to change.

Reason - It was produced during this time period to tell women to go back to their old style, but nobody was going to listen, because they loved the new life for women.

The Main Idea - The main idea for this article was to tell women to stop going against traditional style.  However, a letter to the author states that if the designer still creates long dressed, he cannot object the ridicule he receives about the dresses.

Significance - This source is important, because it shows that even though almost all young women wanted change in their lifestyles, some people were against it for various reasons.  In the end, however, the women succeeded and created the "modern" image for women.

Chapter Five

Author - Alaine Locke.  He was a writer, and made the term "the new negro" popular in the 1920's.

Place and Time - Published in 1925, towards the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance.  The time that this was published affects the meaning, because it was a reason why Blacks should keep pushing forward.

Prior Knowledge - I knew that the Harlem Renaissance was a wonderful time for the growth of African American culture, and they needed all the motivation they could get, because of the racism and prejudices during this time period.

Audience - The audience for this piece was for anybody who wanted to learn about The New Negro Movement of the 1920's, but it was mainly for African Americans involved in this movement.

Reason - The purpose for this source was to give African Americans hope during the 1920's and for the future.  It was also created to give passion and energy to the movement, so it would not fail.

The Main Idea - The main idea for this source was to show Americans that Blacks were becoming very important to American culture and everyday life.  It was also important to Blacks that were a part of the Harlem Renaissance

Significance - This piece of literature was very important, because it showed the people in the United States the "New Negro" and how African Americans were starting to live life in the 1920's without being scared.