MUH5 - Chapter 4 THE JAZZ AGE The 1920s were a time of...

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Chapter 4 THE JAZZ AGE
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The 1920’s were a time of rapid change in America World War I ends 1918 New Technology Talking motion pictures Radio Automobiles Phonograph records Chicago becomes center of jazz world Building skyscrapers Flying across oceans Trans-Atlantic phone calls Woman right to vote Prohibition (Volstead Act)
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The Jazz Age Jazz came to symbolize the new undeniably bold spirit of America in the 1920’s as well as its slang, clothing, and dance styles. This prompted F. Scott Fitzgerald to label the decade as “The Jazz Age”
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Move to Chicago The closing of Storyville prompts people and entertainers to relocate. New Orleans musicians and millions of other Southerners move north and Chicago becomes the new center of the jazz world. It was here that a young genius from New Orleans would make his mark as the first jazz virtuoso and in the process single-handedly modernize jazz into a music focused on individual artistic expression.
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Chicago - The Great Migration 1916-1930 the largest migration in American history. Brought millions of Southern black Americans north to cities like Chicago and New York. Escaping Jim Crow Laws of the south. Promise of jobs in mills, foundries, stock-yards and meat packing plants Many jobs were available because America’s entry into World War II had nearly shut down foreign immigration, the source of much of the unskilled and semiskilled labor force. Chicago remains symbol of freedom (1840’s was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Our history with African Americans (and the songs developed throughout) begin to define America and America’s only true art form “JAZZ” The rich musical culture of African Americans starts to capture the love of millions.
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The Black Belt The new immigrants settled on the South Side in the area just below the Loop that became know as the Black Belt. By mid 1920’s there were
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course MUH 4016 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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MUH5 - Chapter 4 THE JAZZ AGE The 1920s were a time of...

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