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Waltzing in the Dark - African American vaudeville and race politics in the swing era

Waltzing in the Dark - African American vaudeville and race politics in the swing era $39.99

Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Published by DanceBooks

This unique study focuses on the social, racial, and artistic climate for African American performers working from the late 1920s to the late 1940s

The career of Norton and Margot, a ballroom dance team whose work was thwarted by the racial tenets of the era serves as a guide and barometer of the times on this excursion through the world of African American vaudeville, separate black and white Americas, the European touring circuit, and pre-Civil Rights era racial etiquette

" ... [a] significant contribution ... This work points up the power of the black dancing body to influence American culture" ~ Philadelphia Dance Alliance

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