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World of Fairs

Author: Robert W. Rydell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226732371

Category: History

Page: 269

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In the depths of the Great Depression, when America's future seemed bleak, nearly one hundred million people visited expositions celebrating the "century of progress." These fairs fired the national imagination and served as cultural icons on which Americans fixed their hopes for prosperity and power. World of Fairs continues Robert W. Rydell's unique cultural history—begun in his acclaimed All the World's a Fair—this time focusing on the interwar exhibitions. He shows how the ideas of a few—particularly artists, architects, and scientists—were broadcast to millions, proclaiming the arrival of modern America—a new empire of abundance build on old foundations of inequality. Rydell revisits several fairs, highlighting the 1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial, the 1931 Paris Colonial Exposition, the 1933-34 Chicago Century of Progress Exposition, the 1935-36 San Diego California Pacific Exposition, the 1936 Dallas Texas Centennial Exposition, the 1937 Cleveland Great Lakes and International Exposition, the 1939-40 San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition, the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, and the 1958 Brussels Universal Exposition.
World of Fairs
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Robert W. Rydell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-11 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In the depths of the Great Depression, when America's future seemed bleak, nearly one hundred million people visited expositions celebrating the "century of progress." These fairs fired the national imagination and served as cultural icons on which Americans fixed their hopes for prosperity and power. World of Fairs continues Robert
All the World's a Fair
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Robert W. Rydell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-10-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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
Fair World
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Paul Greenhalgh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Andreas Papadakis Pub

A history of world's fairs and expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010.
Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions
Language: en
Pages: 474
Authors: John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: McFarland Publishing

"This encyclopedia contains individual histories of each of the nearly 100 World's Fairs and expositions held in more than 20 countries since 1851. Topics covered include goods, tourism, architecture, art and culture"--Provided by publisher.
The World's Fair
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Thomas L. Tedrow
Categories: Frontier and pioneer life
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

While reporting the events of the St. Louis World's Fair for her local newspaper in 1906, Laura Ingalls Wilder teams up with Alice Roosevelt to stop the inhuman Anthropological Games.