The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861499
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Even today, Davis contends, the influence of the circus continues to resonate in popular representations of gender, race, and the wider world.

The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807853993
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Davis examines the history and cultural significance of circuses and Wild West shows in turn-of-the-century America.

The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807827246
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Davis examines the history and cultural significance of circuses and Wild West shows in turn-of-the-century America.

Fall Of The Big Top

Author: David Lewis Hammarstrom
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786431695
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This work explores circus history from 1793 to the present and addresses the forces of modern culture (such as the popularity of Cirque du Soleil, and pressure from the animal rights movement) that are pushing big top shows toward what the ...

The Gospel Of Kindness

Author: Associate Professor of American Studies History and Women's and Gender Studies Janet M Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199733155
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Embracing animals as brethren through biblical concepts of stewardship, a diverse coalition of temperance groups, teachers, Protestant missionaries, religious leaders, civil rights activists, policy makers, and anti-imperialists forged an ...

The Greatest Shows On Earth

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233981
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Asking why we long to soar on flying trapezes, ride bareback on spangled horses, and parade through the streets in costumes of glitter and gold, this captivating book illuminates the history of the circus and the claim it has on the ...

Women Of The American Circus 1880 1940

Author: Katherine H. Adams
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600791
Size: 64.46 MB
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This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media’s presentation of these performers as unnatural and scandalous—as well as romantic and ...

Circus Queen Tinker Bell

Author: Tiny Kline
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This engaging memoir follows the life and career of circus performer Tiny Kline (1891-1964) from the burlesque house to the circus tent, and on to Disneyland and the silver screen.

The American Circus

Author: Susan Weber
Publisher: Bard Center
ISBN: 9780300185393
Size: 28.54 MB
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Provides a comprehensive history of the circus in the United States, from the adaptation of the European circus for an American audience to the present day, and includes the circus's connection with American culture.

A Companion To Popular Culture

Author: Gary Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192054
Size: 43.86 MB
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However, the exciting circus acts and personnel were notable too. Janet Davis, in
The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top, paints a
graphic picture of the “'human menagerie' (a term popularized by P.T. Barnum) of
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