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A Tale of Two Cities I: Akimbo Bodies and the English Caribbean

Christopher J. Smith

in Dancing Revolution: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042393
eISBN:
9780252051234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042393.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

The first of two companion chapters, this essay focuses especially on the historical meeting of European and African American movement vocabularies in English-speaking early-nineteenth-century ... More


Long Island and the Lower East Side: Mount’s Background, Youth, and Apprenticeships

Christopher J. Smith

in The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037764
eISBN:
9780252095047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037764.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the creolizing maritime cultures of Long Island and Manhattan, two New York islands that directly shaped William Sidney Mount's personal and musical world. It reconstructs the ... More


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