US History HonorsDecember 13th, 20122 |Page
Section 2: The Jazz Age
, 1927: First talking motion picture released,
The Jazz Singer
dies, 30,000 women present at funeral (lol).
Late 1920s: Sports increasingly popular: 1,000 tennis clubs more than 1 million players,
golf from rich man’s game
, the “Manassa Mauler”: Heavyweight boxing champion, loses
title in 1926 to Gene Tunney.
“Honey, I forgot to duck.”
, “Our Trudy”: First woman to swim English Channel, beating fastest man’s record by 2 hours.
(baseball): “One of the greatest players ofall time,” however, could not play
in major leagues due to skin color.
, “the lone eagle”: Solo flight across Atlantic in 1927.
, first woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean.
Jazz from New Orleans, “African American creation.”
Joseph “King” Oliver’s Creole
: “The Dance Age” and “The Jazz Age.” Dances such as “The Charleston.”
: Chains of newspapers under centralized direction.
newspapers became all the rage, perfect for subway reading.
: Publishing company founded bycrossword puzzle book.
: Money/material goods > spiritual/intellectual/artistic concerns.
American writers and artists
, “You are all a lost generation.”
The Sun Also Rises
, published in 1926, concerningpost-war trauma.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
, published in 1925, concerning theemptiness of too much money.
: 1920s African American literary and artistic movement.
The New Negro
, professor of literature: The younger generation of
African Americans is “vibrant with a new psychology… the new spirit is awakein the masses.”
: Gifted poet, used jazz and blues themes and rhythms in hispoetry. 1926
: “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain.”