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

Author: Janet M Davis
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC [u.a.] : University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Repr.]View all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Davis
ISBN: 9780807853993 0807853992
OCLC Number: 700428339
Description: XVIII, 329, [8] S.
Contents: Circus Day; The Circus as a Historical and Cultural Process; Spectacular Labour; 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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