The Jazz Revolution
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The Jazz Revolution : Twenties America and the Meaning of Jazz

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The 1920s were not called the Jazz Age for nothing. Celebrated by writers from Langston Hughes to Gertrude Stein, jazz was the dominant influence on American popular music, despite resistance from whites who distrusted its vibrant expression of black culture and by those opposed to the overt sexuality and raw emotion of the 'devil's music'. As Kathy Ogren shows, the breathless pace and syncopated rhythms were as much a part of twenties America as Prohibition and the economic boom, which enabled millions throughout the states to enjoy the latest sounds on radios and phonographs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 8 pp halftones
  • 0195074793
  • 9780195074796
  • 1,445,259

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`The sort of scholarship jazz writing desperately needs.' James Lincoln Colliershow more

Back cover copy

In this illuminating work, Kathy Ogren places jazz-a controversial form at its inception-in the social and cultural context of 1920s America and sheds new light on its impact on the nation. She traces its dissemination from the honky-tonk of New Orleans, New York, and Chicago, to the clubs and cabarets of such places as Kansas City and Los Angeles, and further to the airwaves.show more

About Kathy J. Ogren

Kathy Ogren is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Redlands.show more

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