America in Class Lessons

The “Phenomenon of Lindbergh”

Author: Wason, Marianne (NHC Assistant Director of Education Programs, Online Resources, 1997–2014)

Advisor: Kasson, John F. (NHC Fellow, 1980–81; 2009–10)

Lindbergh’s daring flight — and his modest response to global fame — reassured Americans that their nation’s traditional values remained strong despite the tumultuous changes of the Roaring Twenties that were reflected in wild youth, rampant consumerism, celebrity worship, and political corruption.

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Subjects: History; Education Studies; American History; Celebrity; Popular Culture; Primary Sources; The Twenties