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Author Glass, Barbara S., 1946-

Title African American dance : an illustrated history / Barbara S. Glass
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2007]
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co., [2007]
© 2007


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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
Summary "This pictorial history of African American dance traces its roots back to slavery and lists its characteristics. The photographs offer compelling glimpses into the world of slavery, minstrel show, the honky-tonk, the vaudeville stage, dance halls, nightclubs, movies, and more. Most images are culled from hundreds of rare items in the author's collection of black dance memorabilia"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-307) and index
Subject African American dance -- History.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 2006028783
ISBN 0786428163 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
9780786428168 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)