Women of the American Circus, 1880–1940 0th Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0786472284
ISBN-10: 0786472286
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During the years 1880 to 1940, the glory days of the American circus, a third to a half of the cast members were women--a large group of very visible American workers whose story needs telling. This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media's presentation of these performers as unnatural and scandalous--as well as romantic and thrilling. Next are the stories told by circus women, which contradict and complicate other versions of their lives. Across America in those years an array of acts featured women, such as tableaux, freak shows, girlie shows, tiger acts, and aerial performances, all involving special skills and all detailed here. The book offers a unique and fascinating view of not just the circus but of what it meant to be an American woman at work.

Product details

  • File Size: 10663 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (October 26, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XIA67W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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