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

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: T395.5.U6 R94 1993

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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.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rydell, Robert W.
    Published
    Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, c1993
    Locale
    United States
    États-Unis
    USA
    Contents
    Part 1. An exhibitionary culture. Forerunners of the Century-of-Progress expositions ; "Fitter families for future firesides": eugenics exhibitions between the wars
    Part 2. The Century-of-Progress expositions. Coloniale moderne ; The empire of science ; Future perfect ; African Americans in the world of tomorrow ; The new day dawns: the American Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair
    Conclusion
    An essay on archival sources.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-260) and index.
    Part 1. An exhibitionary culture. Forerunners of the Century-of-Progress expositions ; "Fitter families for future firesides": eugenics exhibitions between the wars -- Part 2. The Century-of-Progress expositions. Coloniale moderne ; The empire of science ; Future perfect ; African Americans in the world of tomorrow ; The new day dawns: the American Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair -- Conclusion -- An essay on archival sources.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0226732363
    9780226732367 (cloth)
    0226732371 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    9780226732374 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    x, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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