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Books on Black Dance

Emery, Lynn Fauley. Black Dance From 1619 To Today. Princeton Book Company: 1988.

Peterson, Bernard L. A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of  Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993. Alphabetical and comprehensive listing of theatrical productions.

Riis, Thomas L. Just Before Jazz: Black Musical Theater in New York, 1890 to 1915. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. A classic study of a major period in American theater.

Woll, Allen. Black Musical Theatre from Coontown to Dreamgirls. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.

Woll, Allen L. Dictionary of the Black Theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway, and selected Harlem Theater (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.) CCL, Stacks. PN2270 A35 W64 1983

Sampson, Henry T. The ghost walks : a chronological history of Blacks in show business, 1865-1910. (Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1988.)

McNeil, Barbara. Performing arts biography master index. (Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company, 1981.) An index to over 270,000 biographical sketches.

Mapp, Edward. Directory of Blacks in the Performing Arts. 2nd ed. (Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1990.) Biographical information about over 1,000 performers, a bibliography, and an index by occupation.

Potter, Vilma Raskin. A reference guide to Afro-American publications and editors, 1827-1946 (Ames : State University of Iowa Press, 1993.)

Fortuanato, Joanne. Major Influences Affecting The Development Of Jazz Dance 1950-1971. Diss. University of Southern California, 1973.

Haskins, James. Black Dance In America - A History Through Its People. HarperTrophy: 1990.

Books on General Dance

Alford, Marcus. Jazz Danceology. Dance Press: 1991.

Batiochuk, Margaret. The Lindy. New York University: 1988.

Brandman, Russella. The Evolution Of Jazz Dance From Folk Origins to

The Concert Stage. Diss. Florida State University, 1977.

Delamater, Jerome. Dance In The Hollywood Musical. UMI Research Press: 1981.

Parker, David L. & Esther Siegel. Guide To Dance In Film. Gale: 1978.

Kislan, Richard. Hoofing On Broadway - A History Of Show Dancing. Prentice Hall Press:1987.

Sagolla, Lisa Jo. The Influence Of Modern Dance On Choreography. Dance. AMS Press: 1990.

deMille, Agnes. America Dances. Macmillan: 1980.

Gottfried, Martin. All His Jazz - The Life and Death of Bob Fosse. Bantam Books, 1990.

Giordano, Gus. Anthology Of American Jazz Dance. Orion Publishing Company: 1975.

Humphrey, Doris. The Art Of Making Dances. Princeton Book Company: 1987.

Loney, Glen. Unsung Genius, The Passion Of Dancer-Choreographer Jack Cole. Franklin Watts Company: 1984.

Boross, Robert. Image Of Perfection: The Freestyle Dance Of Matt Mattox.New York University: 1994.

Luigi, and Kennth Wydro. The Luigi Jazz Dance Technique. Doubleday & Co.: 1981.

Kraines, Minda & Esther Kan. Jump Into Jazz. Mayfield Publishing Company: 1983.

Cayou, Dolores Kirton. Modern Jazz Dance. National Press Books: 1971.

Sabatine, Jean. Techniques And Styles Of Jazz Dancing. Dance Records, Inc.: 1969.

Stearns, Marshall and Jean. Jazz Dance - The Story Of American Vernacular Dance. Schirmer: 1979.

Traguth, Fred. Modern Jazz Dance. Prentice Hall, Inc.: 1983.

Terry, Walter. How To Look At Dance. William and Morrow Co.: 1982.

The New York Public Library. Dictionary Catalog Of The Dance Collection. G.K. Hall and the New York Public Library, 1974.