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  • Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin
    Ragtime makes headway with the work of itenerant performer Scott Joplin. His music finds an audience at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
  • Ernest Hogan

    Ernest Hogan
    Hogan publishes million selling ragtime composition "All Coons Look Alike to Me."
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  • Maple Leaf Rag

    Maple Leaf Rag
    Ragtime has blossomed into maturity by 1897 and with the publication of Joplins great hit, Ragtime shows greater depth and sophistication than much of the earlier work of this genre.