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The genesis of mass culture : show business live in America, 1840 to 1940

Author: John Springhall; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A thorough survey of the origins and development of the major distinct American commercial entertainments that emerged over the course of the 19th century and into the 20th, including P.T. Barnum's American Museum, freak show, and circus, as well as blackface minstrelry, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and vaudeville.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Springhall, John.
Genesis of mass culture.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2007039231
(OCoLC)173368383
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Springhall; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230612129 0230612121 9780230604490 0230604498 1281976954 9781281976956
OCLC Number: 314766352
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The American museum: Barnum's great leap forward --
The freak show business: "step right up, folks" --
Blackface Minstrelsy: the first all-American show --
The Americanized circus: Barnum and Bailey In excelsis --
Buffalo Bill's wild west: American culture crosses the Atlantic --
Vaudeville I: rise and decline of an emergent mass culture --
Vaudeville II: cultural exchange, departure, and transmutation.
Responsibility: John Springhall.
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