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The Rise of the American Circus, 1716-1899

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Following a brief introduction to the definition and roots of the modern circus, Kotar and Gessler, longtime coauthors, showcase the companies, human and animal acts, and mixed responses to this evolving form of entertainment. Being residents of St. Louis, they describe the routes of some of these traveling shows from their hometown. Despite humbug advertising (e.g., by P.T. Barnum), alleged abductions of those seduced by the circus, changing tastes, and conditions that led to child labor laws, circuses introduced wonders of nature and opened up new roles for women. The book includes period illustrations, first-hand accounts, a glossary, and references. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780786461592
Author:
Kotar, S. L.
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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