African American dance : an illustrated history / Barbara S. Glass.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. McFarland & Co. c2007Description: vii, 311 p. ill. 27 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-307) and index.
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.
"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.