Fair America: World's Fairs in the United States

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Since their inception in the mid-19th century, World Fairs have introduced Americans to exotic pleasures, like belly dancing and the ferris wheel, and groundbreaking technologies such as telephones and x-rays. Profiling more than 30 fairs from 1853 to 1984, the authors demonstrate how the fairs reflected and influenced the ideals and complexities of their times. Includes archival photo of exhibits and souvenirs.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Social History -- HISTORY, Trade shows -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Trade shows -- United States -- History -- 20th century, United States -- HISTORY
title_display Fair America : world's fairs in the United States
title_full Fair America : world's fairs in the United States / Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle, Fair America World's Fairs in the United States [electronic resource] Rydell, Robert W..
title_short Fair America :
title_sub World's Fairs in the United States
topic_facet History, Social History, Trade shows, United States