The Resource Waltz the hall : the American play party, Alan L. Spurgeon, (electronic resource)

Waltz the hall : the American play party, Alan L. Spurgeon, (electronic resource)

Label
Waltz the hall : the American play party
Title
Waltz the hall
Title remainder
the American play party
Statement of responsibility
Alan L. Spurgeon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What did young people do for diversion and socialization in communities that banned most dancing and considered the fiddle to be the devil's instrument? The American play party was the fundamentalist's answer. Here the singing was a cappella, the dancers followed prescribed steps, and arm and elbow swings would be the only touching. The play party was a popular form of American folk entertainment that included songs, dances, and sometimes games. Though based upon European and English antecedents, play parties were truly an American phenomenon, first mentioned in print in 1837. The last play pa
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
793.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3551
LC item number
.S68 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American made music series
Label
Waltz the hall : the American play party, Alan L. Spurgeon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An overview of the traditional play party gathering -- Play parties in the African American community -- The play party songs and their movements -- The prohibition against dancing -- Origins of the play party -- Previous research on play parties -- The demise of the play party
Control code
ocn774385274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617030789
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2kjzd1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28025179
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774385274
  • jstor1617030783

Library Locations

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