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The 1933 Chicago World's Fair : a century of progress

Author: Cheryl Ganz
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chicago's 1933 world's fair set a new direction for international expositions. Earlier fairs had exhibited technological advances, but Chicago's fair organizers used the very idea of progress to buoy national optimism during the Depression's darkest years. Fair organizers, together with corporate leaders, believed that progress rides on the tide of technological innovation and consumerism." "But not all those who  Read more...
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History
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Ganz, Cheryl.
1933 Chicago World's Fair
(DLC) 2008006403
(OCoLC)192109702
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Ganz
ISBN: 9780252095504 0252095502
OCLC Number: 884725787
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 206 pages, 46 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: Sally Rand and the Midway --
Chicago boosters set the stage --
A new vision for a World's Fair --
The vision on display --
Women's spaces at the fair --
African Americans and the Du Sable legacy --
Ethnic identity and nationalistic representations of progress --
Aviation, nationalism, and progress.
Responsibility: Cheryl R. Ganz.
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"Chicago's 1933 world's fair set a new direction for international expositions. Earlier fairs had exhibited technological advances, but Chicago's fair organizers used the very idea of progress to buoy national optimism during the Depression's darkest years. Fair organizers, together with corporate leaders, believed that progress rides on the tide of technological innovation and consumerism." "But not all those who struggled for a voice at Chicago's 1933 exposition had abandoned the traditional notions of progress that entailed social justice and equality, recognition of ethnic and gender-related accomplishments, and personal freedom and expression." "In this engaging social and cultural history, Cheryl R. Ganz examines Chicago's second world's fair through the lenses of technology, ethnicity, and gender."--Jacket.

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