Adversaries of Dance: From the Puritans to the Present available in Paperback
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- University of Illinois Press
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.