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Cultural and social change that took place in Harlem, New York.

Cultural and social change that took place in Harlem, New York.


School: Texas Tech University
Department: OTHER
Course: History of the United States since 1877
Professor: Richard verrone
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: Various
Cost: 50
Name: Study guide
Description: key terms
Uploaded: 11/07/2017
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Studyguide for exam 3

Cultural and social change that took place in Harlem, New York.

Key terms and important people:

The roaring twenties- During this time republicans dominated. It was very different  from the progressive era. Women’s rights movement became very prominent, and  more powerful. There were more strict regulations on public policies, immigration,  and political radicalism.  

Harlem Renaissance- Cultural and social change that took place in Harlem, New  York. It was called the “New Negro Movement”; There was an expansion of the  African American culture in Northeast and Midwest America due to an increase in  the African Americans into Harlem. Many black artists and other intellectuals gained popularity.  

Gibson girl- The typical idea of how women should dress/look, i.e long dresses that  covered skin, long hair, large hats and corset to slim down waists.  

Flapper- Generation of women who broke against the norms of how women were  expected to dress and act. They wore short, sometimes loose clothes, had bobbed  hair, wore jewelry and makeup, drank and basically lived a more carefree life. This  happened after the WW1 when regulation was more difficult. Women had then  gained the right to vote and wanted equal rights as men. There was a rise on  feminism, freedom, the desire for more rights, more mobility, technological  improvement and disposable income.  

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Prohibition- Volestead act was a popular name for the National Prohibition Act  passed under the 18th amendment. It prohibited the consumption, manufacture,  transport of alcohol, but it made sure enough was available for scientific  experiments and religious purposes. However, there was a lot of corruption related  to this. Priests would sell alcohol to people for money, and there were underground  bars or clubs that sold alcohol illegally and mixed other juices with the alcohol to  conceal the bad quality of the alcohol. People were now making their own alcohol at home which was very dangerous. Alcohol could be bought with a doctor’s  prescription, in some cases.  Don't forget about the age old question of what is enterotoxin?

Problems with Prohibition- I was difficult to enforce the law. People were used to  alcohol and were not willing to give it up. People did not want to give it up because  their religion did not restrict them from consuming alcohol, so they did not think it  was necessary. Smuggling was a high profit business alcohol was always around.  

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Consequences of prohibition- There was a rise in organized crime, people gave a lot  of time and thought into planning of selling and buying of alcohol. There were more  deaths related to alcohol since people tried to consume toxic, poor quality alcohol.  Ordinary people were becoming criminals due to consumption.

The New Negro Movement- Popular during the Harlem Renaissance. African  American culture was widely celebrated. It was against the practices of the Jim Crow segregation. It sought to revitalize the African American culture with pride and  acceptance.

W.E.B Bois- A black intellectual who wrote the book “Souls of Black Folk” which was  about the New Negro movement.  

Marcus Garvey- A Jamaican born nationalist who was the leader of the group Pan  Africanism and was in charge of a part of UNIA. He had a successful shipping  company to which other white businesses showed a lot of resistance. He was  convicted of Mail fraud without enough evidence and then deported to Jamaica.  

Lynching- Reese Washington was a 14 year old boy who was convicted of raping the wife of his employer. He was lynched on the sole basis of his presence in the  employer’s property at the time of the incident.  

Ku Klux Klan- A group of white people who believed in White supremacy. In 1925,  the members marched in front of the White House without their masks, carrying the flag of America with their slogan.

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