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date: 12 April 2024


The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States
Linda Wagner-MartinLinda Wagner-Martin

Dating from the 1920s, the term flapper named the attractive, giddy, and slightly unconventional adolescent American women who epitomized the new freedoms of the Jazz Age. They were characterized by cartoonist John Held as wearing galoshes worn with the buckles unfastened so as to create the greatest possible “flap.” Drawing attention to themselves was one of their primary motivations. Criticized by ... ...

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