Talkin' 'Bout Their Generations

MISSIONARY GENERATION

BORN 1860--82

COINAGE

Historians William Strauss and Neil Howe

The Civil War ended during their childhood, and they reached early adulthood with a passion for social causes. They hit middle age with the passage of Prohibition; late in life, they were the architects of the New Deal.

Franklin Roosevelt (b. 1882)

William Jennings Bryan (b. 1860)

'Veteran teachers are saying that never in their experience were young people so thirstily avid of pleasure as now ... so selfish ...'

Cornelia A.P. Comer, then in her 40s, in The Atlantic, February 1911

THE LOST GENERATION

BORN 1883--1900

COINAGE

Ernest Hemingway's...

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