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The Rural Square Dance in the Northeastern United States: A Continuity of Tradition

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The Rural Square Dance in the Northeastern United States: A Continuity of Tradition

Description

This doctoral thesis in folklore is based on a study of square dances in New York state, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Especially interesting are the descriptions of traditional dances, based on the author's observation, and interviews with dancers, augmented with  questionnaires.

The author notes the difficulties of collecting information from observation: "The collector of square dance data faces a real problem in the fact that such dances are held usually only on Saturday nights, and that Saturday night comes only once a week."

Included here in one file is the index and table of contents, and in another the preface and conclusion; the interested reader is directed to the entire thesis.

Source

Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, available through ProQuest

Date Created

1972

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