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LITR221 - Essay 2
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Although the 1920’s were filled with bootleggers selling liquor, girl flappers bobbing, gangsters  killing people, there was an escape route for African Americans in the country following World War I. Their escape was found in a form of art and better known as jazz. Since jazz is an original American art form, its unique musical elements are most accurately described in terms of its historical-sociological development which played an important role during the Harlem Renaissance.

The Jazz Age was a period of time in American history following WWIwhere a special kind of “new” music called jazz seized the essence of the period so well that it became cultural factor and that’s where it received the name. According to Sam Thielman, the popularity was especially prominent in the younger, African-American community, 

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