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Sources paint a picture of economic, social, and cultural trends during the 1920s. Secondary sources present contrasting views of the 1920s economy: one sees it as flawed and leading to the Depression, the other claiming that prosperity was "very widespread and very solid." Concluding exercises have students consider questions such as "Some say the decade of the 1920s was a conservative age of big business during which the spirit of Progressive reform was dead. To what extent are they right?"