A Dance Called America

The product both of painstaking research and extensive travels in North America, this is the definitive story of the Highland impact on the New World, the story of how soldiers, explorers, guerrilla fighters, fur traders, lumberjacks and ...

A Dance Called America

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780573618

Page: 304

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A new dance is devised on the Isle of Skye in the eighteenth century. An exhilarating dance. A dance, one visitor reports, that 'the emigration from Skye has occasioned'. The visitor asks for the dance's name. 'They call it America,' he is told. Now James Hunter, one of Scotland's leading historians, provides the first comprehensive account of what happened to the thousands of people who, over the last 300 years, left Skye and other parts of the Scottish Highlands to make new lives in the United States and Canada. The product both of painstaking research and extensive travels in North America, this is the definitive story of the Highland impact on the New World, the story of how soldiers, explorers, guerrilla fighters, fur traders, lumberjacks and pioneer settlers from the north of Scotland found, on the other side of the Atlantic, freedoms and opportunities denied to them at home.

A Desire Called America

... the world into itself, and, in doing so, it makes the world otherwise—it exposes
the world to the singular difference of this body in this dance at this instant. This is
what one might call utopian figuration: a mode of expression that transforms the ...

A Desire Called America

Author: Christian Haines

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823286967

Page: 272

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Critics of American exceptionalism usually view it as a destructive force eroding the radical energies of social movements and aesthetic practices. In A Desire Called America, Christian P. Haines confronts a troubling paradox: Some of the most provocative political projects in the United States are remarkably invested in American exceptionalism. Riding a strange current of U.S. literature that draws on American exceptionalism only to overturn it in the name of utopian desire, Haines reveals a tradition of viewing the United States as a unique and exemplary political model while rejecting exceptionalism’s commitments to nationalism, capitalism, and individualism. Through Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William S. Burroughs, and Thomas Pynchon, Haines brings to light a radically different version of the American dream—one in which political subjects value an organization of social life that includes democratic self-governance, egalitarian cooperation, and communal property. A Desire Called America brings utopian studies and the critical discourse of biopolitics to bear upon each other, suggesting that utopia might be less another place than our best hope for confronting authoritarianism, neoliberalism, and a resurgent exclusionary nationalism.

Dance and Its Music in America 1528 1789

The core of the book is a state-by-state narrative of dance and dance music in each colony or territory from Maine to California.

Dance and Its Music in America  1528 1789

Author: Kate Van Winkle Keller

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9781576471272

Page: 697

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Beginning with Toya Indian dances in Florida and the Matachines dance-drama in the Southwest, and moving to ordination balls, pantomimes, Black election celebrations and country dances called Burgoyne's Surrender and Washington's Resignation, this study presents dance in the North American lands that would become the United States of America as a powerful yet ephemeral medium of communication and social dynamics. It integrates the history of dance and its music into cultural, commercial, and aesthetic aspects of life in the New World, both for established native societies and newcomers. Special topics include dance as a metaphor and preparation for battle, Yankee peddlers of dance and their publications, French connections, Spanish influences, dance on board ships, in religion and in the military, and Negro jigs, the Virginia Reel, and mumming traditions. Included is the colorful history of theatrical dancers who performed on the boards from Portsmouth to Charleston and competitive dancers in early versions of today's Scottish games. The core of the book is a state-by-state narrative of dance and dance music in each colony or territory from Maine to California. Thoroughly documented with extensive period quotations, illustrations, footnotes, bibliography and a detailed index, this study integrates much new information with a new way of looking at dance as a phenomenon that was both re-creative and manipulative, commercial and personal, and pleasurable and painful to those who participated.

Futures of Dance Studies

According to Flanagan, the unrealized production, set to be called America
Dances, would broadly focus on “the entire history of dance forms in America
including Indian and Negro, early Colonialist, etc. right down through the dancers
such ...

Futures of Dance Studies

Author: Susan Manning

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299322408

Page: 588

View: 426

A collaboration between well-established and rising scholars, Futures of Dance Studies suggests multiple directions for new research in the field. Essays address dance in a wider range of contexts--onstage, on screen, in the studio, and on the street--and deploy methods from diverse disciplines. Engaging African American and African diasporic studies, Latinx and Latin American studies, gender and sexuality studies, and Asian American and Asian studies, this anthology demonstrates the relevance of dance analysis to adjacent fields"--

Stepping Westward

Hunter, James, A Dance Called America: The Scottish Highlands and the United
States and Canada (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1994). Hunter, James, The Making
of the Crofting Community, New Edition (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2000). Hunter
 ...

Stepping Westward

Author: Nigel Leask

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198850026

Page: 368

View: 828

Stepping Westward is the first book dedicated to the literature of the Scottish Highland tour of 1720-1830, a major cultural phenomenon that attracted writers and artists like Pennant, Johnson and Boswell, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Hogg, Keats, Daniell, and Turner, as well as numerous less celebrated travellers and tourists. Addressing more than a century's worth of literary and visual representations of the Highlands, the book casts new light on how the tour developed a modern literature of place, acting as a catalyst for thinking about improvement, landscape, and the shaping of British, Scottish, and Gaelic identities. It pays attention to the relationship between travellers and the native Gaels, whose world was plunged into crisis by rapid and forced social change. At the book's core lie the best-selling tours of Pennant and Dr Johnson, associated with attempts to 'improve' the intractable Gaidhealtachd in the wake of Culloden. Alongside the Ossian craze and Gilpin's picturesque, their books stimulated a wave of 'home tours' from the 1770s through the romantic period, including writing by women like Sarah Murray and Dorothy Wordsworth. The incidence of published Highland Tours (many lavishly illustrated), peaked around 1800, but as the genre reached exhaustion, the 'romantic Highlands' were reinvented in Scott's poems and novels, coinciding with steam boats and mass tourism, but also rack-renting, sheep clearance, and emigration.

The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America Civilized nations 1875

The solemnities on this occasion were varied at times by performing a dance
called okot uil . On the following day the doctors and sorcerers with their wives
came together in the house of one of their number . The priests , having driven
away ...

The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America  Civilized nations  1875

Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 796

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Extensive anthropological, ethnographic, linguistic, archaeological, and historical work on the Indians of the North, Central, and South Americas and, in North America, as far east as the Mississippi Valley.

Martha Graham s Cold War

63 Turner called America's opportunities “limitless,” and American dance would
be built by its pioneers “on universal lines,” according to Shawn, which would be
adopted by Duncan “from sea to shining sea” and then proclaimed by Graham ...

Martha Graham s Cold War

Author: Victoria Phillips

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190610360

Page: 472

View: 793

Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Columbia University, 2013, titled Strange commodity of cultural exchange: Martha Graham and the State Department on tour, 1955-1987.

The Making of the Crofting Community

This book remains necessary to challenge standard academic interpretations of the Highland past. It includes a preface and an extensive reworking of the existing text.

The Making of the Crofting Community

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841588537

Page: 326

View: 643

This book has been seminal in bringing to the fore the injustices that have been inflicted on the Highlands in the name of government and landlord—injustices often lost in the name of dry statistics and academic balance. Written by a man who has gone on to become both an award-winning historian of the Highlands and a leading figure in the public life of the region, The Making of the Crofting Community has attracted praise, inspired debate, and provoked outrage and controversy over the years. This book remains necessary to challenge standard academic interpretations of the Highland past. Having long been one of the classics of Birlinn's John Donald list, this revised and updated new edition includes a substantial new preface and an extensive reworking of the existing text.

The Sporting Scots of Nineteenth century Canada

This book examines the role of the Scots in the development of Canadian sport. The evidence from the wide range of primary and secondary sources cited by the author proves that the Scottish contribution was significant.

The Sporting Scots of Nineteenth century Canada

Author: Gerald Redmond

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838630693

Page: 347

View: 858

This book examines the role of the Scots in the development of Canadian sport. The evidence from the wide range of primary and secondary sources cited by the author proves that the Scottish contribution was significant.

Native Studies Review

20 David Stewart , Sketches of the Highlanders of Scotland , 2nd edition , I , (
Edinburgh 1977 ) , 320 as quoted in James Hunter , A Dance Called America .
The Scottish Highlands , the United States and Canada ( Edinburgh and London
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I See America Dancing

Collects articles and essays from dancers and enthusiasts about dancing as an art form, and includes commentary on styles such as Native American pow-wow, Congo Square, and ballet.

I See America Dancing

Author: Maureen Needham

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069994

Page: 248

View: 322

Collects articles and essays from dancers and enthusiasts about dancing as an art form, and includes commentary on styles such as Native American pow-wow, Congo Square, and ballet.

Skye

Without sentimentalising or romanticising, it portrays Skye as it really is; evocative, moving, committed, passionate and hopeful, it is the best book you will read about the island.

Skye

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780570139

Page: 192

View: 401

Skye, with its soaring peaks, sea-battered coastline and sometimes savage storms, is one of the most beautiful parts of Britain. To the people who live there, it is simply an t-eilean, the island, and it occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Written by a man who lives and works there, Skye: The Island marks a departure in books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Without sentimentalising or romanticising, it portrays Skye as it really is; evocative, moving, committed, passionate and hopeful, it is the best book you will read about the island.

Dance to the Piper

Hornby , Susan . Celts and Ceilidhs , n . p . Prince Edward Island : n . p . , n . d .
Hunt , M . S . 1920 . Nova Scotia ' s Part in the Great War . Halifax , NS : The Nova
Scotia Veteran Publishing Company . Hunter , James . A Dance Called America ...

Dance to the Piper

Author: Barry Shears

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)

ISBN:

Page: 239

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Barry Shears is a native of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and an acknowledged expert on the history of traditional piping in Nova Scotia and its intrinsic connection to the Gaelic language, music and culture. An award-winning musician, Barry has performed at concerts and festivals throughout North America, as well as in Scotland and Europe. He has previously published several books of bagpipe music and history.

To the Hebrides

653 In the Tour this last sentence is spoken by Boswell along with the next
remark . 654 The dance did not survive , but thanks to these comments by
Boswell , ' A Dance Called America ' became the title of a song performed by the
Gaelic rock ...

To the Hebrides

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN:

Page: 645

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Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland as far west as the islands of Skye, Raasay, Coll, Mull, Inchkenneth and Iona. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later published separate accounts of their journey. These works contain some of the finest pieces of travel writing ever produced: they are also magnificent historical documents as well as portraits of two extraordinary men of letters. Together they paint a vivid picture of a society which was still almost unknown to the Europe of the Enlightenment. Entertaining, profound, and marvellously readable, they are a valuable chronicle of a lost age and a fascinating people. For the first time, Ronald Black's edition brings together Johnson's and Boswell's accounts of each of the six stages of the two men's journey - Lowlands, Skye, Coll, Mull and back to the mainland. Illustrated with prints by Thomas Rowlandson, it includes a critical introduction, translations of the Latin texts and brief notes.

Hindu America

though frequently men and women mixed , dances were more generally
executed by men . ... of the race , and they still dance the dances called by the
American Indians , whose tribal doctors are priests of the buffalo , the buffalo
dance .

Hindu America

Author: Chaman Lal

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 247

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Last of the Free

But this book is not simply the story of humanity's millennia-long involvement with one of the world's most spectacular localities. It is also a major contribution to present-day debate about how Scotland, and Britain, should be organised.

Last of the Free

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780570066

Page: 416

View: 744

Written by award-winning Scottish historian James Hunter, this groundbreaking and definitive account reveals how the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have evolved from a centre of European significance to a Scottish outpost. Never before has the history of the region been recounted so comprehensively and in so much fascinating, often moving, detail. But this book is not simply the story of humanity's millennia-long involvement with one of the world's most spectacular localities. It is also a major contribution to present-day debate about how Scotland, and Britain, should be organised.