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E pluribus Barnum : the great showman and the making of U.S. popular culture

Author: Bluford Adams
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Phineas Taylor Barnum lived from 1810 until 1891. This study investigates the influence he had on American popular culture of the 19th century and looks at how he continues to have an influence today.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: P T Barnum; P T Barnum
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bluford Adams
ISBN: 0816626308 9780816626304 0816626316 9780816626311
OCLC Number: 35095982
Description: xv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "E Pluribus Barnum" --
1. "All Things to All People": P.T. Barnum in American Culture --
2. The Jenny Lind Tour: "Where's Barnum?" --
3. Barnum's Long Arms: The American Museum --
4. Barnum's Lecture Room: Excavating the Politics of the Moral Drama --
5. "A Stupendous Mirror of Departed Empires": The Barnum Hippodromes and Circuses --
Conclusion: "A Transient Disease": Barnumism at the World's Columbian Exposition.
Responsibility: Bluford Adams.

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