The “Phenomenon of Lindbergh” - National Humanities Center

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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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History / Education Studies / American History / Celebrity / Popular Culture / Primary Sources / The Twenties /