Spark | Oct 25, 2013 | 14:22

Recreating the Sounds of the Roaring Twenties

Nora Young talks to Emily Thompson, a history professor at Princeton University, about her project "The Roaring Twenties." It brings together archival newsreel footage from 1926-1930 and citizens' noise complaints.

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