New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946. ix, 162p., first printing, edgeworn dj.
Dunham, the foremost African American dancer of this century, was originally trained as an anthropologist. This book came out of her field studies in Jamaica during the 1930s. "It was during this visit," Ralph Linton remarks in his introduction," that Miss Dunham laid the foundations for the choreography which has made her an outstanding figure in the entertainment world." - ix.