designed by Samuel L. Roxy Rothapfel. Americans "worshiped" each week. Opened in Manhattan's midtown, which was a sold out every night. It was known as the "Cathedral of motion picture"
center of the entertainment film industry in the 1920's
second industrial revolution
technological innovation made it possible to increase industrial output without expanding the labor force. Electricity and automatic machinery operated instead of using skilled workers.
when companies provide incentives to build better relationships with employees; health insurance, safety standards, buy stock in the company
a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union
Policy promoted by business leaders during the 1920's that called for open shops.
Head of the AFL after Samuel Gompers, took little action in the face of company unions, and so let the AFL fall apart
Helen and Robert Lynd's path-breaking sociological study of "Middletown American Life" (Muncie, Indiana) in the 1920s.
Warren G. Harding
president who called for a return to normalcy following WWI
the company created separate but integrated divisions that produced and distributed new fabrics such as rayon, pants, dyes, and celluloid products.
General Electric and Westinghouse
the electrical manufacturers who previously concentrated on lighting and power equipment but diversified into household appliances.
National War Labor Board
helped resolve labor disputes that might slow down war production.