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The circus age : culture & society under the American big top

Davis, Janet M.

A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate ...


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Respectable female nudity

Davis, Janet M.
2016

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Pain is the only school-teacher : the Jack London Club and the politics of American animal performance, 1880–1945 (2018)

Davis, Janet M.
Early Popular Visual Culture vol.15 n°3, p.334-349, 2017

This essay explores the historical significance of the Jack London Club, founded by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and dedicated to staging walkouts during amusements containing animal performers. I pay special attention to the circus, the nation’s most popular form of entertainment in 1918, the year the Club was founded. Earlier generations of circuses had experienced little conflict with SPCAs because most ...

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