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Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1943

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Coal, Railroads, and the Establishment of African American Life in West Virginia
  2. pp. 3-32
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  1. PART ONE: The Economic Foundation of Big Band Dance Music in the Mountain State
  2. p. 33
  1. CHAPTER ONE: From the Coal Face to the Dance Floor: Black Miners as Patrons of Big Bands
  2. pp. 35-47
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: Validating Herbert Hall’s Contention: Paul Barnes’s Gig Book
  2. pp. 48-58
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  1. PART TWO: Big Bands in Black West Virginia: 1929–1935
  2. p. 59
  1. CHAPTER THREE: Newspapers and Radio Bring the World of the Big Bands to Black West Virginia
  2. pp. 61-67
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Local and Territory Bands in the Emerging Culture of Big Band Jazz and Dance Music in the Mountain State
  2. pp. 68-85
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: Big Band Jazz Comes to the Mountain State: 1929–1933
  2. pp. 86-101
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: Comparative Prosperity Arrives, September 1933–April 1935
  2. pp. 102-122
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  1. PART THREE: West Virginia in the Swing Era, 1935–1942
  2. p. 123
  1. CHAPTER SEVEN: The Place of the Mountain State on the Road Traveled by the Big Bands
  2. pp. 125-139
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT: The Big Bands’ Audience in the Mountain State
  2. pp. 140-147
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  1. CHAPTER NINE: The Dance Repertory Played in the Coal Fields
  2. pp. 148-164
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  1. CHAPTER TEN: The Party Winds Down
  2. pp. 165-178
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 179-183
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 185-189
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-197
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