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Heavenly Bodies

Peter Wothers

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199652723
eISBN:
9780191918230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652723.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

We don’t know for sure where the names of the longest-known elements come from, but a connection was made early on between the most ancient metals and bodies visible ... More


Unmasking the Synagogue of Satan

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter tells the story of Palladism, a masterful hoax by French prankster Léo Taxil that purported the existence of a secret inner core of organized Satanism within Freemasonry. Finding ... More


: Salsa Zero the 1950s

César Miguel Rondón

in The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831298
eISBN:
9781469603803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886397_rondon.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the historical emergence of salsa music in New York City in the 1950s. It begins by describing the performances of Latin orchestras at the Palladium, a large ballroom that ... More


Prologue: Questions and Their Predecessors

Holly Case

in The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691131153
eISBN:
9781400890217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This prologue provides an overview of the history of the age of questions, and more specifically how “the x question” emerged and proliferated beginning in the 1830s. It considers when and why people ... More


Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce

Juliet McMains

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199324637
eISBN:
9780190246068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324637.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book chronicles histories of salsa dance in the United States, starting from its incarnation as mambo in the late 1940s, through the creation of salsa as a musical genre in the 1970s, into the ... More


From Mambo to Salsa: Dancing across Generational Divides

Juliet McMains

in Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199324637
eISBN:
9780190246068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324637.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although often danced to the same music and called by the same name, mambo dancing at New York’s Palladium Ballroom in the 1950s differed significantly from commercialized New York salsa/mambo of the ... More


From Social Dance Floors to Professional Stages

Juliet McMains

in Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199324637
eISBN:
9780190246068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324637.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter turns away from social dancing and salsa dance as business to look at the art of mambo and salsa choreography. Palladium-era mambo shows of the 1950s and ’60s are compared to salsa ... More


Introduction: Guaracha to Mambo, Soundscapes of the Early Decades (1930–1960)

Juan Flores

in Salsa Rising: New York Latin Music of the Sixties Generation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199764891
eISBN:
9780199387809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764891.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Two generations span the decades between 1930 and 1960 made up of immigrant Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians, attracted to New York City because of the burgeoning entertainment and recording ... More


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