All the World's a Fair

All the World's a Fair

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Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the qethnologicalq displays of nonwhitesa€”set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologistsa€”which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories.New York, competition for 1983 fair, 41a€”42 Nicaragua, Revolution, and San Diego fair, 218 Northrup, Birdsley Grant, 31 Norton, ... and, 216a€”19; midway ( Isthmus), 227a€”32; motion pictures and, 231a€”32; Native Americans and, 230; origins of, 214a€”19; reopening of, 288m. ... plan for, 1352a€”37; Electric Tower, 135a€”36, 135; Ethnology Building, 132, 136a€”37; evolution in coloring and artistic scheme, anbsp;...

Title:All the World's a Fair
Author: Robert W. Rydell
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2013-08-16

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