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Black dance in America : a history through its people

Author: James Haskins
Publisher: New York : T.Y. Crowell, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Surveys the history of black dance in America, from its beginnings with the ritual dances of African slaves, through tap and modern dance to break dancing. Includes brief biographies of influential dancers and companies.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haskins, James, 1941-2005.
Black dance in America.
New York : T.Y. Crowell, c1990
(OCoLC)607934855
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Haskins
ISBN: 0690046596 9780690046595 069004657X 9780690046571
OCLC Number: 20016866
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1991.
Description: 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Dancing the slaves": Black dance comes to America --
From minstrelsy to the follies --
Jazz dancing: the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s --
Black concert dance is born but the toes keep tappin': the 1930s --
Black pioneers in modern dance: the 1940s --
From rock'n roll to ballet: the 1950s --
Integration and innovation: Black dance matures in the 1960s --
The current era: a fine variety.
Responsibility: by James Haskins.

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Surveys the history of black dance in America, from its beginnings with the ritual dances of African slaves, through tap and modern dance to break dancing. Includes brief biographies of influential dancers and companies.

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