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September 21, 2015


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Interesting. This incident (or one much like it) is called out in Herbert Asbury's (he of "Gangs of New York") "The French Quarter". I recall his description of it as a brawl over English country dance vs. French contredanse, but it's not as though he knew anything about dance practices of that time. No time to look it up now but I think I still have the book.

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