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Library of Congress Website - www.loc.gov 
The “American Memory” section has the full text of hundreds of dance manuals from 1490 to 1920 at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/dihome.html

There are also video clips of dance demonstrations online at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/divideos.html


Several Civil War era manuals have been reprinted and are available in various Civil War shops and online:

Dance Manual Reprints

Hillgrove, Thomas, A Complete and Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing, 1863, reprinted by Amazon Drygoods, Davenport, IA, 1992.

Durang, Charles, The Fashionable Dancer’s Casket, 1856, reprinted by Applewood Books, Bedford, MA, 1996.

Beadle’s Dime Ball-Room Companion, 1858, reprinted by Sullivan Press, West Chester, PA, 1998.

Ferrero, Edward, The Art of Dancing, 1859, reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, MT, 2005.

Etiquette Manual Reprints

Ladies' Book of Etiquette, Fashion and Manual of Politeness, 1860, reprinted by Amazon Drygoods, Davenport, IA, 1993.

Martine's Hand-Book of Etiquette and Guide to True Politeness, 1866, reprinted by R. L. Shepp, Mendicino, CA, 1988.

Beadle’s Dime Book of Practical Etiquette, 1860, reprinted by Sullivan Press, West Chester, PA, 2001.

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