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By Linda J. Tomko

"Tomko blazes a brand new path in dance scholarship by means of interconnecting U.S. heritage and dance studies.... the 1st to argue effectively that middle-class U.S. girls promoted a brand new dance perform to control business adjustments, crowded city dwelling, substantial immigration, and interchange and repositioning between varied classes." —Choice

From salons to bounce halls to payment homes, new dance practices on the flip of the century grew to become a motor vehicle for expressing cultural matters and negotiating issues of gender. via interpreting grasp narratives of contemporary dance heritage, this provocative and insightful publication demonstrates the cultural organization of Progressive-era dance practices.

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