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By Linda J. Tomko

"Tomko blazes a brand new path in dance scholarship by way of interconnecting U.S. historical past and dance studies.... the 1st to argue effectively that middle-class U.S. girls promoted a brand new dance perform to control commercial alterations, crowded city residing, mammoth immigration, and interchange and repositioning between assorted classes." —Choice

From salons to bounce halls to payment homes, new dance practices on the flip of the century turned a motor vehicle for expressing cultural matters and negotiating issues of gender. through reading grasp narratives of recent dance heritage, this provocative and insightful booklet demonstrates the cultural employer of Progressive-era dance practices.

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