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All the World's a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916

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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 "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—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.

About the Author

Robert W. Rydell is professor of history at Montana State University and served as John Adams Professor of American Civilization at the University of Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876

The Exposition as a "Moral Influence"

2. The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

"And Was Jerusalem Builded Here?"

3. The New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville Expositions

New Markets, "New Negroes," and a New South

4. The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, 1898: "Concomitant to Empire"

5. The Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo

"Pax 1901"

6. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Saint Louis, 1904

"The Coronation of Civilization"

7. The Expositions in Portland and Seattle

"To Celebrate the Past and to Exploit the Future"

8. The Expositions in San Francisco and San Diego

Toward the World of Tomorrow

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226732404
Author:
Rydell, Robert W.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Rydell, Robert W.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Marketing - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Trade shows
Subject:
Trade shows -- History.
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Exhibitions -- History.
Subject:
Imperialism - Social aspects - United States
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19871031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
69 halftones
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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