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Book Reviews of 

No Surrender! No Retreat!: African American Pioneer Performers of Twentieth-Century American Theatre 

by Glenda E. Gill

and 

Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era. 

by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

 

in Theatre Journal, 53.3

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

October 2001

pp. 522-523 

 

Article excerpt

 

Palgrave (formerly St. Martin's Press) strengthens its niche in African American theatre with two new books. Glenda E. Gill's No Surrender! No Retreat!: African American Pioneer Performers of Twentieth-Century American Theater and Brenda Dixon Gottschild's Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era take up the task of analyzing and historicizing the contributions of African American performers during the last century.

 

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