Wednesday, November 29, 2006

assignment for thursday, nov. 30:
read pp. 95 - 110

vocab: reassess, tenor, proselytize, altercation, debasing, cessation, euphemism, exploit, altruistic, crass, intent, lucrative, prognostication, aspire, paradox, acclimatization, subtle

discussion questions:
what is the importance of the two extensive quotes by James P. Johnson on p. 108 and Garvin Bushell on 109? Slang? Perspective?
How was the north a "new Jordan" or promised land? how did FOrd factor into this?
what were "race records" and how were they distributed and used?
how did southern blacks influence northern blues and jazz?

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