The Collection of Richard Powers
Anti-Dance Books and Treatises
Chronological listing
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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 AbbŽ Franois Gauthier TRAITƒ 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 Episcopal Church   A SOLEMN WARNING TO DANCERS New York
1847 Nathan Lewis Rice, D.D. A DISCOURSE ON DANCING Cincinnati
1848 Harvey Newcomb ANECDOTES FOR GIRLS. (with warnings against dancing) Boston
1849 J. Townley Crane AN ESSAY ON DANCING Philips & Hunt edition Cincinnati
1849 Benjamin M. Palmer SOCIAL DANCING INCONSISTENT WITH A CHRISTIAN PROFESSION AND BAPTISMAL VOWS Columbia, SC
1852 J. Townley Crane AN ESSAY ON DANCING Lane & Scott edition New York
1855 Gustave Boullay RƒFORME DE LA DANSE DES SALONS Paris
1857 W. A. Miller BALLS AND THE BALL ROOM, A Sermon Montpelier
1857 A Young Man   BALLS AND DANCING PARTIES, Condemned by the Scriptures Boston
1857 Philip Anderson, "Honestus" AN ANSWER TO CERTAIN QUERIES ON DANCING Richmond, VA
1859 Jacob Ide, D.D. BALLS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES, CONSIDERED IN TWO SERMONS Holliston, MA
1859 Edward D. Neill MICHAL, OR FASHIONABLE DANCING, AN UNDIGNIFIED AMUSEMENT FOR A CHRISTIAN Saint Paul, MN
1867 Rev. John G. Jones AN APPEAL TO ALL CHRISTIANS, AGAINST THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL DANCING Saint Louis
1869 Jas. H. Brookes MAY CHRISTIANS DANCE? Chicago
1869 Wm. C. Wilkinson THE DANCE OF MODERN SOCIETY New York
1870 American Tract Society   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
1879 Rev. J. B. Gross THE PARSON ON DANCING Philadelphia
1879 Rev. George C. Heckman DANCING AS A CHRISTIAN AMUSEMENT 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 Mason Long SAVE THE GIRLS Ft. Wayne, IN
1882 Rev. S. M. Vernon, D.D. AMUSEMENTS, IN THE LIGHT OF REASON, HISTORY AND REVELATION Cincinnati & New York
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 E. L. Powell PERILS OF THE DANCE Louisville, KY
1891 J. H. Vincent BETTER NOT. A Discussion of Certain Social Customs ©1888 New York
1893 D. Darrow, publ. SOCIAL ABOMINATIONS - or - The Follies of Modern Society St. Joseph, MO
1893 Rev. William W. Gardner, D.D. MODERN DANCING: IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE AND FACTS Louisville, KY
1894 T. A. Faulkner FROM THE BALL-ROOM TO HELL; FACTS ABOUT DANCING
1895 James H. Brookes THE MODERN DANCE Chicago
1895 Rev. H. T. Crossley PRACTICAL TALKS ON IMPORTANT THEMES with a chapter on The Parlor Dance St. Thomas, Ontario
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 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
1896 M. B. Williams WHERE SATAN SOWS HIS SEED 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 Pastor J. M. Hubbert DANCERS AND DANCING; A CALM AND RATIONAL VIEW OF THE DANCING QUESTION Nashville, Tenn
1901 George J. Pfefferkorn IST TANZEN S†NDE? Chippewa Falls, WI
1902 J. Townley Crane AN ESSAY ON DANCING Later Jennings & Pye reprint of 1848 Cincinnati
1902 Col. Dick Maple PALACES OF SIN, OR THE DEVIL IN SOCIETY St. Louis
1910 Rev. Don Luigi Satori MODERN DANCES Collegeville, IN
1911 William Edward Biederwolf THE CHRISTIAN AMUSEMENTS. IS DANCING SINFUL? Fort Wayne, IN
1911 Louise de Koven Bowen OUR MOST POPULAR RECREATION CONTROLLED BY THE LIQUOR INTERESTS - A Study of Public Dance Halls Chicago
1911 The Vice Commission of Chicago   THE SOCIAL EVIL IN CHICAGO Chicago
1911 Rev. M. V. Williams THE DANCE HALL: THE RECRUITING STATION OF THE WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC Athens, PA
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 Fowler 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 John Elward Brown SLIME PITS Siloam Springs, Arkansas
1920 Rev. C. Fenwick Reed PLAIN TRUTHS ABOUT DANCING Greencastle, IN
1921 Dr. R. A. Adams THE SOCIAL DANCE Kansas City
1921 Rev. Melvin C. Drumm THE MODERN DANCE AND WHAT SHALL TAKE ITS PLACE Centre Hall, PA
1921 M. F. (Mordecai Fowler) Ham, Evangelist LIGHT ON THE DANCE - Where It Came From. What It Is. What It Does. Anchorage, KY
1922 T. A. Faulkner FROM THE BALL ROOM TO HELL AND THE LURE OF THE DANCE Marietta, OH
1922 Evangelist Guy  Lamphear THE MODERN DANCE, A Fearless Discussion of a Social Menace Evanston, IL
1922 J.W. Porter DANGERS OF THE DANCE Louisville, KY
1922 Evangelist Harry W. Vom Bruch THE CARNIVAL OF DEATH New York
1923 John S. Hamilton A CHRISTIAN AND THE DANCE. CARDS AND THE THEATER Cleveland
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
1925 Rev. Frank Rector WHY SINNERS DANCE AND SAINTS SHOULD NOT Providence, RI
1929 J. Harvey DeHoney FROM THE BALL ROOM AND DANCE HALLS TO HELL Portland, OR
1929 Ella Gardner PUBLIC DANCE HALLS, THEIR REGULATION AND PLACE IN THE RECREATION OF ADOLESCENTS Washington, DC
1934 Church of the Brethren WHY I DO NOT DANCE and WHY I DO NOT PLAY CARDS Elgin, IL
1935 John R. Rice WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE DANCE? Grand Rapids, MI
1935 John R. Rice THE DANCE - A ROAD TO HELL! Dallas, TX
1938 John L. Bray IS IT WRONG TO DANCE ? Spartanburg, NC
1938 Johnson Smith, publ. THE CONFESSIONS OF A TAXI-DANCER Detroit
1943 Albert G. Johnson, D. D. THE CHRISTIAN AND THE AMUSEMENT QUESTION Portland, OR
1943 Cyrus Osterhus, ed. A HUGGING MATCH SET TO MUSIC! "SO YOU DANCE?" WHY? Minneapolis, MN
1943 John Dillon FROM DANCE HALL TO WHITE SLAVERY Chicago
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
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
1965 John L. Bray IS IT WRONG TO DANCE? Plant City, FL