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  • California Digital Newspaper Collection
    Over 200,000 pages of California newspapers spanning the years 1849-1911: the Alta California, 1849-1891; the San Francisco Call, 1893-1910; the Amador Ledger, 1900-1911; the Imperial Valley Press, 1901-1911; the Sacramento Record-Union, 1859-1890; and the Los Angeles Herald, 1905-1907. Additional years and newspapers are forthcoming.
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Cake Walk

The Cake Walk was a popular dance among plantation slaves and eventually made the transition to minstrel shows. It was a competitive dance for couples which mocked the aristocratic mannerisms of southern plantation owners.

The Cake Walk began as a dance called the Chalk Line Walk, in which couples would ... [More]

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