After WWI, African Americans migrated to North America in search of better employment and opportunities.
By 1924 Harlem city had became the capital of African Americans, the start of the Harlem Renaissance.
Multiculturalism was happening amongst Blacks & Whites, embracing one anothers art,dance, li terature and music.
Famous Jazz composers such as Louis Armstrong: trumpeter, cornet player, and singer; Duke Ellington: Composer and Pianist & Benny Goodman: “The King of Swing”
The Jazz Era may have ended in 1930 but helped generate a cultural shift.
Mike Clough “A Merger That Puts New York on To p”
The Worlds Leading Internet Company merges with the Worlds Leading Media-Entertainment Company: AOL TIME WARNER
This merge assured New Yorks position of Global &Eeconomic Prominence over the West Coast.
New York had (2) advantages to dominate the future of national economy: Growing Capital Markets & Port Location.
- The Erie Canal: built to control exports between Europe and U.S.
- “Triangle Trade” commercial interests to control cotton trade between The South and England.
NY, Boston, & Philadelphia battle to emerge as the “Commercial Capital of the Next American Century.”
During the late 19 th century The Discoveries of Electricity,Tthe Telephone, Motion Pictures, Wireless Radio & Television solidify New Yorks hegemony in terms of economy.
New Yorks advantages may run short as the digital-Internet Revolution creates new industries & sources of wealth and nature of the economy.
“ The City in the Land of the Dollar” City Beautiful Architect, professor, and writer,Witold Rybczynski, states that every city is unique and explains how America came to be. The Great Fire of 1871 in Chicago, destroyed everything, igniting the rebirth of Chicago as the“City of the Future.” “ City Beautiful”was a movement most associated with Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. Architects' wanted to incorporate beauty and monumental grandeur to cities with a major influence from Paris, France. Originated from the slogan for an urban improvement campaign in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.