Gay Nineties was the period of time in the s in United States history. Although it was a prosperous time for many Americans, there was also a nationwide depression, much labor unrest and the Spanish American War. During this time very few regarded the period as especially gay or joyous. The term Gay Nineties became widely used during the Great Depression, the worldwide business slump of the s.
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No, not the "gay" you were thinking of , nor The '90s you were thinking of, for that matter. You see, back in the earlier half of the twentieth century, people became enamored with the s. It was where what we now recognize as "decade nostalgia" was born, and The Gay Nineties became a popular setting for films of the s, the s and, to a lesser degree, the s and s, by which time it was seen as that innocent age before World Wars and atomic bombs. If you lived in this time period, you were generally fortunate as long as you lived in wealthier countries of the world, as it was a time of relative peace see below. On the flip side, if you were born in this decade, you would most likely live long enough to see and probably be involved in the First World War , the Spanish Flu, The Great Depression , the rise of totalitarianism, wartime genocides, and the Second World War.
Our s were certainly a time of conflict and contrast. Conservative religious leaders were buffeted by secular social Darwinians. Traditional romantic literature was popular, but realists were gaining strength and new-fangled naturalism was coming across the Atlantic Ocean from France.