Write an essay describing Jazz and Society. Use the format below for your essay. I’ve included links back to the assignments you’ve completed to prepare for this essay.
After going to a link, use the back arrow to return to these directions.
- Paragraph on Early Jazz and Society
You’ve already written this paragraph on an earlier assignment
Link to Assignment 5 (Early Jazz & Society)
Paragraph should include information on why early jazz was not accepted by many conservative white and black Americans with examples from New Orleans and from Chicago. Information on the Great Migration is not really on topic.
- Paragraph on the Great Depression & Swing Jazz
This paragraph should include information on the impact of the Great Depression upon the music industry, the reason jazz was so popular, and how jazz eventually grew so popular that it created jobs.
- Paragraph on the Great Depression, Technology, & Swing Jazz
This paragraph should include information on how the technologies of the time contributed to the popularity and spread of jazz music.
- Paragraph on World War II and Swing Jazz
This paragraph should include information on why swing jazz was so important to Americans during the war in addition to the conditions in the U.S. related to the war that influenced the performance of jazz.
Information on the above topics (Great Depression, Technology, World War II) can be found at the Assignment below. Review the work you turned in. There was also a worksheet on these topics completed in class. Please don't write about the "Jazz in Germany" article for this paragraph!
Link to Assignment 6 (Swing Jazz & Society)
- Paragraph on Swing as America’s “Popular” Music (and its Hepster Fans)
You should have class notes or a worksheet with information from class on this topic.
- Please do not use any research other than the assigned readings, assignments, or notes you’ve taken in class. This is a short essay – you shouldn’t need more information than you already have from assignments you’ve completed and documentary excerpts.
- Maximum length: 3 pages, double-spaced
- Include at least three quotes from the assigned readings, be sure to follow them with a parenthetical citation.
- You don’t need to cite the documentary clips if you refer to them. Instead, write something like, “In the documentary Jazz by Ken Burns, the narrator indicated that . . .”
- Be sure you stay on topic. For example, since you are only writing ONE paragraph on the Great Depression and Swing, you’ll need to keep the background information on the Great Depression to a minimum. Only provide what you think a reader would need to know in order to make the connection to how swing jazz was involved.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||03/23/2015 11:58 pm