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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

New Forms, New Ideas

America's not jazz crazy

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New York Evening Journal
Date:
1926-09-17
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Like so many "new" artistic movements, jazz was not universally embraced early on. Much of conservative America felt that it was, like the car, the radio, and the bottle, a threat to order, peace, and not surprisingly, the chastity and future of American youth. Of course, this familiar refrain would be heard again, over the Charleston, Swing music, Rock and Roll, and even now with alternatives like punk rock and hip-hop music.


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