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Anthropology goes to the fair : the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Author: Nancy J Parezo; Don D Fowler
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Series: Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As scientists claiming specialized knowledge about indigenous peoples, especially American Indians, anthropologists used expositions to promote their quest for professional status and authority. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parezo, Nancy J.
Anthropology goes to the fair.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608058646
Named Person: W J McGee; W J McGee
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Parezo; Don D Fowler
ISBN: 9780803237599 0803237596
OCLC Number: 77494494
Description: xiii, 536 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Organizing the Louisiana Purchase Exposition --
WJ McGee and the science of man --
Planning the anthropology department and model Indian school --
Assembling the "races of mankind" --
Presenting worthy Indians --
The Model Indian School --
The Philippine Reservation --
The anthropology villages --
The polyglot pike --
Being a living exhibit --
In the anthropology building --
Anthropological performances --
Celebrating the fair and going home --
The experiences of an exposition.
Series Title: Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Responsibility: Nancy J. Parezo and Don D. Fowler.
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