The Genesis of Mass Culture
Show Business Live in America, 1840 to 1940
By (author) John Springhall
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Genesis of Mass Culture by John Springhall
Book DescriptionA thorough survey of the origins and development of the major distinct American commercial entertainments that emerged between 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230604490
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Springhall
John Springhall is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Ulster. He is the author of the books Youth, Popular Culture, and Moral Panics and Decolonization since 1945.
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