Henry Ford’s Dance Revival and Fiddle Contests:
Myth and Reality

Title

Henry Ford’s Dance Revival and Fiddle Contests:
Myth and Reality

Subject

General - Dance and Culture

Description

Square dance enthusiasts generally know something of the important role played by Henry Ford in encouraging an American square dance revival. This lengthy article by Paul M. Gifford examines this story in more detail and provides a more nuanced view than is commonly presented of Ford's actions and motivations.

Creator

Paul M. Gifford

Source

Journal of the Society for American Music (2010) Volume 4, Number 3, pp. 307–338.

Date Created

2010

Temporal Coverage

1900-1930

Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Henry Ford and Benjamin Lovett
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This Item is related to Item: Fiddling to Henry Ford - Literary Digest, 1926
This Item is related to Item: Henry Ford Shakes a Wicked Hoof - Literary Digest, 1925