The Genesis of Mass Culture: Show Business Live in America, 1840 to 1940

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 15, 2008 - History - 242 pages
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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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John Springhall is Professor Emeritus 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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