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Satan in the Dance Hall: Rev. John Roach Straton, Social Dancing, and Morality in 1920s New York City (Paperback)
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Satan in the Dance Hall: Rev. John Roach Straton, Social Dancing, and Morality in 1920s New York City (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 23/10/2008
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Satan in the Dance Hall explores the overwhelming popularity of social dancing in the 1920s, examining its close relationship to America's rapidly changing society. The book also focuses on the fierce debate led by moral reformers and religious leaders such as Rev. John Roach Straton over the morality of social dancing in the more than 750 public dance halls in New York City.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810861466
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 231 x 154 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Describes a huge cultural phenomenon focusing on the debate about the morality of social dancing. * Foreword Reviews, January 2009 *
This is a book of amazing revelations, leaving no doubt that jazz culture was more threatening than punk. * Djhistory.Com, Fall 2009 *
An in-depth examination of the clash between morality and modernism in New York City in the 1920s. * Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie, March 2009 *

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