Beginning with the music and dance of the [color=red]antebellum plantation, jazz, born from a slave culture, would eventually spawn a musical industry that African musicians would dominate for years to come.
What does “would” suggest? Can I use here “could”?
What does the “antebellum plantation” mean here?
Among contemporary writers of fiction, Mrs. Woolf is a curious figure, in some ways as radical as James Joyce, in others no more modern than Jane Austen.
I have to disagree with you over your explanation of the meaning of ‘would’ in this sentence offered by SC -
I don’t see this as an example of ‘would’ to suggest ‘used to’. In the sentence quoted there isn’t the idea of a repeated action. To my mind this is more an example of ‘Future in the Past’ and conveys the idea of ‘was going to’.