Swinging the machine : modernity, technology, and African American culture between the World Wars

Dinerstein, Joel, 1958- author

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  • Creator Joel Dinerstein
  • Format Books
  • Publication Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2003] ©2003
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xiii, 415 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 1558493735, 9781558493735, 1558493832, 9781558493834
  • OCLC ocn606980010


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
  • Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.


  • Introduction, bodies and machines -- The tempo of life is out of control, and then righted -- The jazz train and American musical modernity -- African American modernism and the techno-dialogic : from John Henry to Duke Ellington -- Swinging the machines : big bands and streamliner trains -- The standardized white girl in the pleasure machine : the Ziegfeld Follies and Busby Berkeley's 1930s musicals -- Tap dancers rap back at the machine -- America's national folk dance : the Lindy hop -- The world of tomorrow ... in the groove : swinging the New York World's Fair, 1939-40 -- Conclusion: the continuing importance of swinging the machine
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