A study of race relations in the American jazz community, 1933-1948
Decker, Jeffrey Clayton, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Martin, Waldo S.
The argument of this paper is that the white members of the jazz community underwent a significant change in its racial attitudes between 1935 and 1945. Prior to the 1940s, the jazz community was generally segregated. The dominant white members, with few exceptions, had little or no consciousness of the benefits of interracial contact.
MA (Master of Arts)
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Attitudes, African American musicians -- United States -- Attitudes, African Americans-- Segregation, Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century, United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.
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