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African American dance : an illustrated history

Author: Barbara S Glass
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This pictorial history of African American dance traces its roots back to a time of slavery and lists the characteristics that now dominate American dance. The photographs offer compelling glimpses into the world of slavery, the minstrel show, the honky-tonk and jook, the vaudeville stage, dance halls, nightclubs, movies, and much more. Most of these images are culled from hundreds of rare items in the author's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara S Glass
ISBN: 9780786471577 0786471573
OCLC Number: 782056333
Notes: "The present work is a reprint of the illustrated case bound edition ... first published in 2007 by McFarland"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Two dance traditions meet in the New World --
Black dance in the slavery era : the ring shout and buzzard lope --
Early Black festivals and Congo Square --
Solo percussive dance --
The minstrel show and other traveling productions --
Black Broadway --
Variety --
Grassroots.
Responsibility: Barbara S. Glass.

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Africans brought as slaves to North America arrived without possessions, but not without culture. The fascinating elements of African life manifested themselves richly in the New World, and among the  Read more...

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