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Tap dancing America : a cultural history

Author: Constance Valis Hill
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Valis Hill
ISBN: 0195390822 9780195390827
OCLC Number: 938993025
Description: xvi, 441 s. : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: FOREWORD BY DIANNE WALKER ; PREFACE ; 1. Introduction (1650-1900) ; 2. (Turn of the Century) Buck-and-Wing ; 3. (Teens) Over-the-Top and In-the-Trenches ; 4. (Twenties) Simply Full of Jazz ; 5. (Thirties) Swing Time ; 6. (Forties) Jumpin' Jive ; 7. (Fifties) Beat, Bebop, Birth of the Cool ; 8. (Sixties) Tap Happenings ; 9. (Seventies) Nostalgia, and All That Tap ; 10. (Eighties) Black and Blue ; 11. (Nineties) Noise and Funk ; 12. (Millennium) Hoofing in Heels ; NOTES ; GLOSSARY ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
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"Hill's prose brings to life the visceral thrill that a well-executed virtuosic tap routine or improvisation can impart. Her work here will inspire readers--tap enthusiasts, dance historians, as well Read more...

 
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