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World of fairs : the century-of-progress expositions / Robert W. Rydell

Publication | Library Call Number: T395.5.U6 R94 1993
Book cover

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.

Format
Book
Author/Creator
Rydell, Robert W.
Published
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, c1993
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-260) and index
Language
English
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