A comprehensive study of the dance forms of people of African origin, tracing Black dance from the Caribbean, through the American South, North, Minstrelsy, Music Hall to the concert dance of today. Portraits are given to Bill Robinson, Alvin Ailey, Peal Primus, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and many others.
Updated, corrected and with a new chapter on black dance during the last 15 years. "Authoritative reference for dancers, anthropologists and students of black studies." (Dance magazine on the first edition). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)