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By Zeese Papanikolas

ISBN-10: 0804791996

ISBN-13: 9780804791991

The profound fiscal and social adjustments within the post-Civil warfare usa created new demanding situations to a state based on Enlightenment and transcendental values, non secular certainties, and rural traditions. Newly-freed African american citizens, emboldened ladies, intellectuals and artists,and a polyglot tide of immigrants discovered themselves in a stressed new global of railroads, factories, and skyscrapers the place previous assumptions have been being challenged and new values had but to be created. In An American Cakewalk: Ten Syncopators of the trendy World, Zeese Papanikolas tells the vigorous and unique tale of a various staff of figures within the arts and sciences who inhabited this new the USA.

Just as ragtime composers subverted musical expectancies by means of combining ecu march timing with African syncopation, so this book's protagonists—who diversity from Emily Dickinson to Thorstein Veblen and from Henry and William James to Charles Mingus—interrogated the trendy American global via their very own "syncopations" of cultural givens. The previous antebellum slave dance, the cakewalk, with its parody of the manners and pretensions of the white parents within the great residence, offers a template of the way the tricksters, shamans, poets, philosophers, ragtime pianists, and jazz musicians who inhabit this publication used the humanities of parody, satire, and cover to subvert American cultural norms and to create new works of miraculous good looks and highbrow vigor.

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