And Then I Went To Bed: A 1918 Philadelphia Diary
An 18 year old chronicles her daily life in 1918 Philadelphia. Friendships, family, young love, church, work, silent movies, vaudeville, humor, self-doubts, fears and unfulfilled ambitions fill her days. Overlay the momentous events of 1918, particularly World War I and the influenza pandemic, and life’s challenges reveal themselves over the course of this most delicate time in a person’s life and...
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 11, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 5835792
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Who would have thought an innocent young woman's 1918 journal would be a page turner? But this book puts "meat on the bones" of Mary O'Neill and her friends and family who lived a hundred years ago in Philadelphia. ...”
most intriguing time in the history of the world. Informative and entertaining for both adult and young adult readers, “And Then I Went to Bed: A 1918 Philadelphia Diary” also lends itself well to energetic discussion by book clubs and for instructors in the development of creative writing, social studies and women's studies lesson plans. Topics to consider include the challenges of the transition from adolescence to adulthood; young adult love vs. infatuation; World War I; rationing and other domestic sacrifices and challenges during war time; the role of the government, media and entertainment industry in war time propaganda; the course and impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic on America and the world; the golden age of silent movies; the role of religious devotion in times of social turmoil; communication and information gathering in the pre-television, pre-radio and pre-social media days; vaudeville in early 20th century America. A companion blog can be found at AndThenIWenttoBed.blogspot.com.