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The collection of Richard Powers
Anti-Dance Books and Treatises

Chronological listing

1577
John
Northbrooke, Minister
A TREATISE AGAINST DICING, DANCING, PLAYS AND INTERLUDES
London
1702
A Person of Honour
SATYR AGAINST DANCING
London
1773
Taunton Mass.
SUMMONS TO APPEAR IN COURT, FOR DANCING ON NEW YEARS EVE, 1772
Taunton, MA
1785
Abbé François
Gauthier
TRAITÉ CONTRE LES DANSES, ET LES MAUVAISES CHANSONS
Paris
1798
John
Phillips
FAMILIAR DIALOGUES ON DANCING, BETWEEN A MINISTER AND A DANCER
New York
1819
Jacob
Ide
THE NATURE AND TENDENCY OF BALLS : SERIOUSLY AND CANDIDLY CONSIDERED, IN 2 SERMONS
Dedham
1830
Methodist Episc
A SOLEMN WARNING TO DANCERS
New York
1839
Society of Friends of Indiana
THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS OF INDIANA YEARLY MEETING (anti-dance)
Cincinnati
1847
Nathan Lewis
Rice, D.D.
A DISCOURSE ON DANCING
Cincinnati
1848
Harvey
Newcomb
ANECDOTES FOR GIRLS. (with warnings against dancing)
Boston
1849
Benjamin M.
Palmer
SOCIAL DANCING INCONSISTENT WITH A CHRISTIAN PROFESSION AND BAPTISMAL VOWS
Columbia, SC
1849
J. Townley
Crane
AN ESSAY ON DANCING Philips & Hunt edition
Cincinnati
1852
J. Townley
Crane
AN ESSAY ON DANCING Lane & Scott edition
New York
1855
Gustave
Boullay
RÉFORME DE LA DANSE DES SALONS
Paris
1857
A Young Man
BALLS AND DANCING PARTIES, Condemned by the Scriptures
Boston
1857
W. A.
Miller
BALLS AND THE BALL ROOM, A Sermon
Montpelier
1857
Philip
Anderson, "Honestus"
AN ANSWER TO CERTAIN QUERIES ON DANCING
Richmond, VA
1859
Edward D.
Neill
MICHAL, OR FASHIONABLE DANCING, AN UNDIGNIFIED AMUSEMENT FOR A CHRISTIAN
Saint Paul, MN
1859
Jacob
Ide, D.D.
BALLS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES, CONSIDERED IN TWO SERMONS
Holliston, MA
1860
John T.
Brooke
A LITTLE THING GREAT; or THE DANCE AND THE DANCING SCHOOL
New York
1866
C. B.
NOUVEAU COURS DE DANSE, A L'USAGE DU PEUPLE
NOUVEAU COURS DE DANSE, A L'USAGE DU PEUPLE
Brussels
1867
Rev. John G.
Jones
AN APPEAL TO ALL CHRISTIANS, AGAINST THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL DANCING
Saint Louis
1869
Wm. C.
Wilkinson
THE DANCE OF MODERN SOCIETY
New York
1869
Jas. H.
Brookes
MAY CHRISTIANS DANCE?
Chicago
1870
American Tract
DANCING AS A SOCIAL AMUSEMENT
New York
1872
Rev. T. De Witt
Talmage
THE ABOMINATIONS OF MODERN SOCIETY
New York
1876
Thomas W.
Knox
UNDERGROUND, OR LIFE BELOW THE SURFACE
Hartford
1877
Rev. J.W.
Bonham
THE TEMPLE OF PLEASURE
New York
1877
William
Herman
THE DANCE OF DEATH
San Francisco
1877
Ms. J. Milton
Bowers
THE DANCE OF LIFE, AN ANSWER TO "THE DANCE OF DEATH"
San Francisco
1879
Rev. George C.
Heckman
DANCING AS A CHRISTIAN AMUSEMENT
Philadelphia
1879
Rev. J. B.
Gross
THE PARSON ON DANCING
Philadelphia
1880
J. Townley
Crane
AN ESSAY ON DANCING, Philips & Hunt edition
Cincinnati
1881
Heber
Donaldson
DANCING, IS IT A SIN? TRIAL AND SUSPENSION
Oil City, PA
1882
Rev. S. M.
Vernon, D.D.
AMUSEMENTS, IN THE LIGHT OF REASON, HISTORY AND REVELATION
Cincinnati & New York
1882
Mason
Long
SAVE THE GIRLS
Ft. Wayne, IN
1883
Rev. S. M.
Hammond
THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE DANCE
New Haven CT
1884
T. A.
Faulkner
FROM THE BALL-ROOM TO HELL
Grand Rapids, MI
1884
W. E.
Penn
THERE IS NO HARM IN DANCING
St. Louis, MO
1884
Rev. L. C.
Vass
AMUSEMENTS AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Philadelphia
1884
Wm. C.
Wilkinson
THE DANCE OF MODERN SOCIETY
New York
1886
Richard K.
Fox, publ.
MABILLE UNMASKED, OR THE WICKEDEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
New York
1887
Wm. C.
Wilkinson
THE DANCE OF MODERN SOCIETY
New York
1888
A. C.
Armstrong & Son, publ
TEMPTED LONDON: YOUNG MEN
New York
1888
J. W.
Lowber, A. M.
THE DEVIL IN MODERN SOCIETY
Cincinnati
1889
Rev. T. J.
Bailey
THE MODERN DANCE
Meridian, Miss.
1890
Rev. C. G.
Shutt
DANCING. A TREATISE ON THE EVILS OF THE MODERN DANCE
Northwest Texas
1891
J. H.
Vincent
BETTER NOT. A Discussion of Certain Social Customs ©1888
New York
1891
E. L.
Powell
PERILS OF THE DANCE
Louisville, KY
1893
Rev. William W.
Gardner, D.D.
MODERN DANCING: IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE AND FACTS
Louisville, KY
1893
D. Darrow, publ.
SOCIAL ABOMINATIONS - or - The Follies of Modern Society
St. Joseph, MO
1894
T. A.
Faulkner
FROM THE BALL-ROOM TO HELL; FACTS ABOUT DANCING
1895
Rev. H. T.
Crossley
PRACTICAL TALKS ON IMPORTANT THEMES with a chapter on The Parlor Dance
St. Thomas, Ontario
1895
James H.
Brookes
THE MODERN DANCE
Chicago
1895
Rev. H. T.
Crossley
A PRACTICAL DISCUSSION OF THE PARLOR DANCE, THE THEATRE, THE CARDS
Toronto
1895
T. A.
Faulkner
FROM THE BALL-ROOM TO HELL; FACTS ABOUT DANCING Church Press Edition
Chicago
1896
M. B.
Williams
WHERE SATAN SOWS HIS SEED
Chicago
1896
T. A.
Faulkner
GATES OF HELL -or- EASTERN BALL ROOM UNMASKED
Columbus, OH
1896
Rev. W. K.
Red
THE DEVIL'S PARLOR - OR - THE BALL ROOM UNMASKED
St. Paris, OH
1896
Rev. Perry
Sinks
POPULAR AMUSEMENTS AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Chicago
1898
James H.
Brookes
THE MODERN DANCE, An Argument and A Warning Against This Social Peril
Chicago
1898
Jennie C.
Rutty
LETTERS OF LOVE AND COUNSEL FOR OUR GIRLS
Moundsville, WV
1899
Rev. George
Davis
AN ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL OF SOCIAL DANCE
Rondout, NY
1901
George J.
Pfefferkorn
IST TANZEN SÜNDE?
Chippewa Falls, WI
1901
Pastor J. M.
Hubbert
DANCERS AND DANCING; A CALM AND RATIONAL VIEW OF THE DANCING QUESTION
Nashville, Tenn
1902
Col. Dick
Maple
PALACES OF SIN, OR THE DEVIL IN SOCIETY
St. Louis
1902
J. Townley
Crane
AN ESSAY ON DANCING Later Jennings & Pye reprint of 1848
Cincinnati
1910
Rev. Don Luigi
Satori
MODERN DANCES
Collegeville, IN
1911
William Edward
Biederwolf
THE CHRISTIAN AMUSEMENTS. IS DANCING SINFUL?
Fort Wayne, IN
1911
Rev. M. V.
Williams
THE DANCE HALL: THE RECRUITING STATION OF THE WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC
Athens, PA
1911
The Vice Commi
THE SOCIAL EVIL IN CHICAGO
Chicago
1911
Louise
de Koven Bowen
OUR MOST POPULAR RECREATION CONTROLLED BY THE LIQUOR INTERESTS - A Study of Public Dance Halls
Chicago
1912
H.W.
Lytle & J. Dillon
FROM DANCE HALL TO WHITE SLAVERY
Chicago
1912
Henry W.
Stough
ACROSS THE DEAD LINE OF AMUSEMENTS. Chapter: The Dance of Death
Toronto
1913
H.W.
Lytle & J. Dillon
FROM DANCE HALL TO WHITE SLAVERY
Chicago
1914
Thomas
Dixon
THE ROOT OF EVIL
1916
T. A.
Faulkner
THE LURE OF THE DANCE with Christ At The Ball
Chicago
1916
Mordecai Fowle
Ham
LIGHT ON THE DANCE - THE MODERN DANCE; A HISTORICAL AND ANALYTICAL TREATMENT
San Antonio
1917
Louise de Koven
Bowen
THE PUBLIC DANCE HALLS OF CHICAGO
Chicago
1918
Secundus
LETTERS TO A YOUNG MINISTER
Parkersburg, WV
1919
T. A.
Faulkner
THE LURE OF THE DANCE with Christ At The Ball
LaCrosse, WI
1920
Rev. C. Fenwick
Reed
PLAIN TRUTHS ABOUT DANCING
Greencastle, IN
1920
John Elward
Brown
SLIME PITS
Siloam Springs, Arkans
1921
Dr. R. A.
Adams
THE SOCIAL DANCE
Kansas City
1921
M. F. (Mordecai
Ham, Evangelist
LIGHT ON THE DANCE - Where It Came From. What It Is. What It Does.
Anchorage, KY
1921
Rev. Melvin C.
Drumm
THE MODERN DANCE AND WHAT SHALL TAKE ITS PLACE
Centre Hall, PA
1922
Evangelist Guy
Lamphear
THE MODERN DANCE, A Fearless Discussion of a Social Menace
Evanston, IL
1922
T. A.
Faulkner
FROM THE BALL ROOM TO HELL AND THE LURE OF THE DANCE
Marietta, OH
1922
J.W.
Porter
DANGERS OF THE DANCE
Louisville, KY
1922
Evangelist Harr
Vom Bruch
THE CARNIVAL OF DEATH
New York
1923
C. H. Jack
Linn
FLIRTING WITH THE DEVIL Part 2: The Dance - The Devil's Hugging Match
Oregon, Wisconsin
1923
Rev. Philip
Yarrow
FIGHTING THE DEBAUCHERY OF OUR GIRLS AND BOYS
Chicago
1923
John S.
Hamilton
A CHRISTIAN AND THE DANCE. CARDS AND THE THEATER
Cleveland
1925
Rev. Frank
Rector
WHY SINNERS DANCE AND SAINTS SHOULD NOT
Providence, RI
c.
1925
Guy Fitch
Phelps
FIFTEEN POINTS AGAINST DANCING
Washington, DC
1929
Ella
Gardner
PUBLIC DANCE HALLS, THEIR REGULATION AND PLACE IN THE RECREATION OF ADOLESCENTS
Washington, DC
1929
J. Harvey
DeHoney
FROM THE BALL ROOM AND DANCE HALLS TO HELL
Portland, OR
1932
Paul G.
Cressey
THE TAXI-DANCE HALL
Chicago
1934
Church of the Brethren
WHY I DO NOT DANCE and WHY I DO NOT PLAY CARDS
Elgin, IL
1935
John R.
Rice
THE DANCE - A ROAD TO HELL!
Dallas, TX
1935
John R.
Rice
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE DANCE?
Grand Rapids, MI
1938
Johnson
Smith, publ.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A TAXI-DANCER
Detroit
1938
John L.
Bray
IS IT WRONG TO DANCE ?
Spartanburg, NC
1943
John
Dillon
FROM DANCE HALL TO WHITE SLAVERY
Chicago
1943
Cyrus
Osterhus, ed.
A HUGGING MATCH SET TO MUSIC! "SO YOU DANCE?" WHY?
Minneapolis, MN
1943
Albert G.
Johnson, D. D.
THE CHRISTIAN AND THE AMUSEMENT QUESTION
Portland, OR
1945
J. M.
Gaskin, Pastor
THE MODERN DANCE ON TRIAL
Shawnee, OK
1946
Dan
Gilbert, LLD
THE HERITAGE OF HELL. THE MODERN DANCE
Grand Rapids, MI
1946
G.
Mahler
TO DANCE OR NOT TO DANCE
St. Louis
1950
U.E.
Harding
AFTER THE BALL
University Park, Iowa
1950
James R.
McMorrow
FROM THE DANCE FLOOR TO HELL
Ottumwa Iowa
1954
Homer
Martinez
THE CASE ON DANCING
Handsboro, Miss.
1958
Vernon A.
Schutz, Pastor
DANGERS IN DANCING
Wayne, NJ
1958
Gene
Eidson
THE DANCE IS SIN
Buffalo, Missouri
1965
John L.
Bray
IS IT WRONG TO DANCE?
Plant City, FL