Reasons for growth

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Jazz was not an accident Reasons for growth and development Jazz as social history Turn of the century Black culture had developed a musical system very attractive to all people.  Spirituals, minstrel shows, ragtime Abundant in New Orleans, as opposed to the “calvanist” north.  New Orleans people were ready to grow beyond ragtime.  1900- Shift in attitude/behavior Victorianism Order, decency, both good and bad aspects.  Modernism Some saw Victorianism as appalling and stifling Wave of immigrants had a “carpe diem” attitude Explosion of technology   Cities grew at an alarming rate Rise of Feminism Anti-Victorian systems New ways of thinking emerged  Philosophy – William James Psychology – Freud Literature – Ashcan school Jazz benefitted from this new “free spirit”.  Growth of the entertainment industry Entertainment didn’t work in rural life Mass entertainment was possible in the cities. 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUS 2000 taught by Professor Nunnery during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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