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W3L1: The Jazz Age & The Great DepressionIn the time period after World War I, consumerism was rampant and an emphasis was put upon material goods. The machine became a metaphor that captured the many social ramifications of these changes, including the ease of travel and communication across great distances, the rise of the metropolis, the exploitation of workers. The railroad allowed more people to travel to places in American that had previously seemed unreachable.The Southwest became a haven for artists who were seeking areas where they could reconnect with nature. For those staying in urban areas, the focus was on the urban cities and industrial icons. In New York, the section known as Harlem was home to many African Americans, and fostered great talent in music, writing, science, acting, and art. The Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro movement, flourished African American artists fought to break down

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