Brainstorming from Tuesday, 9/22 because I am not reformatting everything.

METANARRATIVE

-> Factions : RAMI, UofR, Veterans, The Boss Aldridge, Mafia Members, Cops and Private Police (Pinkertons) and Corrupted cops, Unions, Prohibitionists (Democrats), Craftsmen/Persons, Engineers (practice, students, tinkers), Bootleggers, Luddites, Industry, Neighbourhoods, Company specific factions, anarchists, Secret Societies

-> People

-> Pulling between factions

-> Reactions to other people/things

-> Places

-> RIT by the River

-> U of R

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-> Things

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ROCHESTER 1920

-> Economy

-> Booming

-> Growing; not built up

-> Factory owners have power over hiring and control

-> Distribution

-> Pull? Competition?

-> How does it compare to NYC or Buffalo? Explain

-> Rich are rich, poor are poor; varying gap

-> OLD money going around (random expensive stuff)

-> Euro vs US money

-> Middle class growingBetter

-> Better than over in Europe

-> Credit becoming popular

-> Do you horde money? Do you trust banks?

-> Middle class understanding the plight of workers and lower class, rich doesn't

-> Upper class out of touch

-> Attitude of superiority, even those who had once been middle class

-> Strong merchant class

-> Zweigles

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-> Stock crash?

-> Great Depression (1929-39)

-> Race

-> Religious : Catholics vs Protestants vs Jewish

-> Western vs Eastern; Irish

-> Mistrust of Germans and other Euro countries

-> US Irish didn't want to help the British

-> US Germans were distrusted despite fighting against their home country

-> Immigrant Irish, Italians, Polish, Jewish

-> Clustered to themselves

-> Districtized/Ghettoized

-> Actually got used by their kin if they had been here years before and established

-> Natural vs Immigrants

-> How did other nationalities look at new immigrants?
-> Gender

-> Right to vote

-> Still faced strong opposition

-> Discrepency between natural born vs immigrants

-> Facing opposition

-> Depending on class, women shouldn't but had to work

-> How did other nationalities look at women?

-> Ida Brahmin -> created outrage

-> If she were a man, not as bad of an outrage


-> Sexuality

-> Nobody really talked about it

-> Oscar Wilde?

-> Lesbians flourished -> Women were not considered to have a sexuality or a sex drive

-> That was a man's thing
-> Other

-> Religion / Religious Influence

-> More important back then

-> Is it linked to class? Small churches?

-> Did the schooling at first, before public schools

-> Views on Technology

-> Work of God or the Devil?

-> Military / Military Influence

--> WAR FOCUS ON WWI -> WW2 was the 30s-40s and later

-> Veterans

-> Heros, but 'dead weight'

-> Seen too much

-> Disability

-> GI Bill

-> Lost Generation?

-> Bigger than ever before

-> UN

-> Technology

-> Clash with religion?

-> Naturalists

-> Large war efforts

-> Zipper, weapons

-> PTSD, psychology

-> Black Tuesday (late 1920s)

-> Fewer Investors

-> How is the technology being developed? Who's focusing on what?

-> Parallel to Eastman?? Vanderbilt??

-> "My tastes are unconventional."

-> Airplanes not common yet

-> Junktech?

-> RAMI getting into things

-> The Arts

-> Futurism

-> "Metropolis"

-> Surrealism

-> Art Deco

-> Anti-War artwork

-> Propaganda

-> Harlem Rennaisance

-> Big Band Jazz

-> Speak easies with entertainment for high class

-> Radio is still finding it's place; film and theatre is still incredibly niche and new

-> ""Winnie the Pooh"" published

-> Social Services

-> Schools

-> Reforming

-> Political pawns that had been 'teachers'

-> Medicine

-> Home remedies; cure in a bottle

-> Snake oil salesman

-> Penicillin (1928)

-> Boss Aldridge

-> Cared less about class than friends

-> Weather

-> Cold/Dead Season
-> Native American Population? Settlements, Reservations?

-> Amish? (mostly clustered in PA, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario)