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Cowboys' Christmas Ball controversy - Anson, Texas

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Cowboys' Christmas Ball controversy - Anson, Texas


Square dancing is not just about a dance; as a social activity, the subject inevitably reaches into broader questions about society at large. So it is with the Cowboy's Christmas Ball, the preceding item. The Ball continues to this day. An entire book looks at the town of Anson, Texas, where the Ball originated, and how it came to be that laws were passed outlawing dancing in Anson, with the exception of this particular event. The excerpt here may whet your in learning more about this controversy.


No Dancin' in Anson: An American Story of Race and Social Change

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