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KS3 History - The Jazz Age



Teacher and historian Ben Walsh presents this archive film-based programme documenting America from the Treaty of Versailles to the Wall Street Crash.

It was a period of unprecedented prosperity and change as America emerged from the First World War as the world's dominant economic and political power.

The programme uses footage from the North American Records Administration and some modern versions of the jazz music of the time. The programme also raises some interesting questions about the interpretation of archive. Who shot it and why? What effect does music have on what you are seeing?


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