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

Author: Janet M Davis
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
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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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Janet M.
Circus age.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002
(DLC) 2002000863
(OCoLC)48858223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Davis
ISBN: 0807861499 9780807861493 9780807827246 080782724X 9780807853993 0807853992
OCLC Number: 53875227
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 329 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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