- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press; 50680th edition (April 15, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674356225
- ISBN-13: 978-0674356221
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Going Out: The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements 50680th Edition
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An informative history of popular entertainment in the U.S. over the past two centuries.
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From Library Journal
Historian Nasaw chronicles the rise of amusement parks, vaudeville, world's fairs, baseball games, movie houses, and other public amusements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The origin of each amusement is sketched in a chapter or two, including in every instance a mention of how ethnic and class barriers were affected and how blacks were consistently excluded. The anecdotal style is engaging, but the narrative often only skims the surface. The chapter on baseball, for example, is a mere eight pages long. The last chapter, on the fall of public amusements, leaves one wondering if the decline was a consequence of racial integration and changing urban demographics or if in fact public amusements are as popular as ever, only in new forms. An optional purchase for history collections.
- Eric Hinsdale, Trinity Univ. Lib., San Antonio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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