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literature. This event was known as the HarlemRenaissance and during this time musicians ofAfrican American heritage brought back old folksongs with a new bluesy feel to them. This songis thought to have dated all the way back totimes of slavery as spiritual song. This songreflects this popular trend because AfricanAmerican musicians brought this spiritual songback which was what was being done during thisRenaissance time.Ethel WatersI’ve Found ANew Baby1925GenderIn this song, Ethel Waters is reflecting the “NewEra.” This Era gave a new found freedom andlifestyle to women all across the country. Thissong represents that new lifestyle by talkingabout how this woman has found a new loverthat is so much better than the last. The songalso talks about sexual encounters for reasonsother than reproduction which came about in the1920s trends. Some people still believed that thiswas not okay, however, as a whole peoplestarted to move away from the thought that sexcould be used just to have a good time and notjust for the sakes of reproduction.
HY 104 – American Civilization since 1865Module Six Assignments EXTRA CREDIT (OPTIONAL):YOU MAY COMPLETE THIS IF YOU WISH, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED.YOU MAY COMPLETE THIS IF YOU WISH, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED.Assignment (20 points)