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Essay title: Jazz: The Golden Age

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I The nineteen 20’s known as the Golden Age of Jazz, was the beginning of a new

genre, that impacted societies change in morals, and lifestyle. Jazz at first was a type of

music that wasn’t heard much. Many people were against it and didn’t enjoy others

listening to it. To many people when they heard jazz it was a moment to be free and be

themselves, to others when they heard jazz it was a moment to think about disgrace and

immorality. The golden age of jazz was when girls began to reveal themselves. They

began to dress in a manner that to many people especially the white was inappropriate.

Gils began to dress in short skirts and began to reveal more skin. Truman in this

following quote states different ways in witch girls began to change physically.

The young set themselves free especially, the young

women. They shocked the older generation with their new

hair style (a short bob) and the clothes that they wore were

often much shorter than had been seen and tended to

expose their legs and knees. The wearing of what were

considered skimpy beach wear in public could get the

Flappers, as they were known, arrested for indecent

exposure. They wore silk stockings rolled just above the

knee and they got their hair cut at male barbers. The

President of Florida University said the low cut gowns and

short skirts are born of the devil they are carrying the

present generation to destruction. (The Jazz Age-America

in ...)

Still in the nineteen twenties, jazz was going through

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difficult and harsh moments. Still in that time period, jazz wasn’t allowed

to be played in many public places the only places that they had a chance

of playing were in basements and dwellers.

II. Regardless of all the discrimination, jazz music kept on advancing. Little by

little jazz got to where it

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