ADVERSARIES OF DANCE
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ADVERSARIES OF DANCE : FROM THE PURITANS TO THE PRESENT

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Whether in the private parlor, public hall, commercial "dance palace," or sleazy dive, dance has long been opposed by those who viewed it as immoral - more precisely as being a danger to the purity of those who practiced it, particularly women. In Adversaries of Dance, Ann Wagner presents a major study of opposition to dance over a period of four centuries in what is now the United States.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252065905
  • 9780252065903
  • 1,665,416

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Whether in the private parlor, public hall, commercial 'dance palace' or sleazy dive, dance has long been opposed by those who viewed it as immoral--more preciously as being a danger to the purity of those who practiced it, particularly women. In Adversaries of Dance, Ann Wagner presents a major study of opposition to dance over a period of four centuries in what is now the United States.show more

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"No other works even begin to approach this definitive accomplishment." -- Amanda Porterfield, author of Female Piety in Puritan New England. "A thorough, often funny, ironic, narratively brisk and deeply researched history." - Christian Centuryshow more