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The circus age : culture and society under the American big top

Author: Janet M Davis
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the development of the early 20th-century circus against developments such as the rise of big business and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire. It casts the circus as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Davis
ISBN: 080782724X 9780807827246 0807853992 9780807853993
OCLC Number: 186538470
Description: xviii, 329 s., [8] pl.-s. : ill
Contents: Circus day; the circus as a historical and cultural process; spectacular labor; respectable female nudity; from the king of beasts to clowns in drag; instruct the minds of all classes; legacies - from Las Vegas to the bridges of Madison County.
Responsibility: Janet M. Davis.

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[A] fascinating, provocative history of a democratic form of public entertainment. ("Publishers Weekly")

 
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