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From the Ballroom to Hell: Facts About Dancing

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'From The Ballroom To Hell' collects over one hundred little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from roughly 1800-1890. It will be of great interest to dancers and dance historians, choreographers, and dramatists interested in accurately reproducing nineteenth-century dance scenes and the surrounding social mechanisms.
Published 1894 by The Church Press
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Dawn Dorsey
Aug 03, 2016 Dawn Dorsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a scholarly study of fashion, manners, mores, and dancing in nineteenth-century America. As society developed a middle class, with more leisure time than previously enjoyed by all but the few wealthy people, those people wanted to learn the refinements of a genteel life. Unlike in England and Francee, America had no landed aristocracy, with traditions and guidance from the cradle for.countless generations. With more or fewer resources and time, and more or less education, either for ...more
Wendy
Apr 20, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A collection of excepts from dozens upon dozens of etiquette manuals on how 'civilized' people were to perform when out in society (American society that is). Great book. Quick read.
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