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Title:
Swinging the machine : modernity, technology, and African American culture between the World Wars
Author:
Dinerstein, Joel, 1958-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction, bodies and machines -- The tempo of life is out of control, and then righted -- The jazz train and American musical modernity -- African American modernism and the techno-dialogic : from John Henry to Duke Ellington -- Swinging the machines : big bands and streamliner trains -- The standardized white girl in the pleasure machine : the Ziegfeld Follies and Busby Berkeley's 1930s musicals -- Tap dancers rap back at the machine -- America's national folk dance : the Lindy hop -- The world of tomorrow...in the groove : swinging the New York World's Fair, 1939-40 -- Conclusion: the continuing importance of swinging the machine.
ISBN:
9781558493735

9781558493834
Format :
Book