The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861499
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Even today, Davis contends, the influence of the circus continues to resonate in popular representations of gender, race, and the wider world.

Beneath The Big Top

Author: Steve Ward
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783030496
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Bolton R., New Circus: World Wide survey of the concept of Circus without
animals (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1987). Chesterton G.K., St Francis of
Assisi (Dover Books, 1923). Clark J. S., Circus Parade (B.T. Batsford, 1936).
Cottle G., Confessions of a Showman (Satin Publications Ltd, 2006). Coxe A., A
Seat at the Circus (Evans Brothers Ltd, London, 1951). Davis J.M., The Circus
Age, Culture and Society under the American Big Top (University of North
Carolina Press, 2002).

A Companion To Popular Culture

Author: Gary Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118883357
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However, the exciting circus acts and personnel were notable too. Janet Davis, in
The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top, paints a
graphic picture of the “'human menagerie' (a term popularized by P.T. Barnum) of
racial diversity, gender difference, bodily variety, animalized human beings, and
humanized animals that audiences were unlikely to see anywhere else” (10).
Described as “social outsiders” and “a nomadic community of oddballs” (Davis 26
), circus ...

The Many Worlds Of Circus

Author: Robert Sugarman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443811777
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This book is a collection of papers from its annual conferences. "This fascinating collection showcases the transnational richness and cultural depth of the circus in an array of historical and contemporary settings.

Memorial Mania

Author: Erika Doss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226159388
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... University of Minnesota Press, 2007), 186, 198. 50. Fedo, The Lynchings in
Duluth, 4–5. 51. Advertisement for the John Robinson Circus, Duluth Herald,
June 10, 1920; see also Duluth Lynchings Online Resource: Historical
Documents Relating to the Tragic Events of June 15, 1920, http://collections. htm (accessed June 15, 2006). 52. Janet
M. Davis, The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top (
Chapel Hill: University of ...

The Gospel Of Kindness

Author: Associate Professor of American Studies History and Women's and Gender Studies Janet M Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199733155
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'The Gospel of Kindness' explores the historical significance of the American animal welfare movement at home and overseas from the Second Great Awakening to the Second World War.

Entertaining Elephants

Author: Susan Nance
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408295
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Press, 1968); A. H. Saxon, The Life and Art ofAndrew Ducrow and the Romantic
Age ofthe English Circus (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1978); R. W. G. Vail, “This
Way to the Big Top,” New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin 29, no. ... A
History of the Circus in America (Caldwell, ID: Caxton, 1959); Rupert Croft-Cooke
and Peter Cotes, Circus: A World History (London: Elek, 1976); janet M. Davis,
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top (Chapel Hill:

The Alcalde

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"At so many points, the circus has been an excellent symbol for the nation's
development," says Davis. "Whether you're looking at the circus' business
operations and the way they used transportation developments like the railroad
to superb advantage, or at gender and race issues, the circus was a real cultural
barometer." In her book The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American
Big Top, Davis offers a fascinating, behind- the-scenes look at one of the most
popular forms ...

Circus Queen Tinker Bell

Author: Tiny Kline
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252075102
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A glimpse of day-to-day life under the big top, from one of the circus's most remarkable performers

Who Put The B In The Ballyhoo

Author: Carlyn Beccia
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054756211X
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Bogdan, Robert. Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and
Profit. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988 Davis, Janet M. The Circus
Age: Culture and Society Under the American BigTop. Durham: University of
North Carolina Press. 2002 Ogden, Tom. Two Hundred Years of the American
Circus: From Aba-Daba to the Zpppe-i&vatta Troupe. Facts on File, 1993- Taylor,
James, and Kathleen Kotcher. Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway.
Guilford, Conn.