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World's Fairs
World's Fairs
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As showcases of design, architecture, technology, industry, and politics, world's fairs have served as overviews of society's accomplishments as well as barometers of our optimism about the future. They have captured the imagination of the hundreds of millions of people who attend them, and are ongoing objects of fascination, as witnessed by the collectibles, web sites, histories, and memoirs that surround them...

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Fair World: A History of World's Fairs and Expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010
Fair World: A History of World's Fairs and Expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010
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The great World's Fairs and Expositions staged around the world since the mid-nineteenth century were among the largest and most dramatic cultural events ever staged. In both beneficial and detrimental ways, they affected the lives of tens of millions of people...

All the World's a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916
All the World's a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916
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Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies...

World of Fairs: The Century-of-Progress Expositions
World of Fairs: The Century-of-Progress Expositions
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In the depths of the Great Depression, when America's future seemed bleak, nearly one hundred million people visited expositions celebrating the "century of progress." These fairs fired the national imagination and served as cultural icons on which Americans fixed their hopes for prosperity and power...

World's Fair: A Novel
World's Fair: A Novel
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Winner of the National Book Award • “Marvelous . . . You get lost in World’s Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller.”—The New York TimesHailed by critics from coast to coast and by readers of all ages, this resonant novel is one of E...

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The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record (Dover Architectural)
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record (Dover Architectural)
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Originally conceived to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was one of the largest (633 acres) and most influential aggregations of human talent, energy, and industry ever assembled...

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress
The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress
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Chicago's 1933 world's fair set a new direction for international expositions. Earlier fairs had exhibited technological advances, but Chicago's fair organizers used the very idea of progress to buoy national optimism during the Depression's darkest years...

The World's Fair of 1893: Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure
The World's Fair of 1893: Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure
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Experience the White City as if you were there with rare and previously unpublished photographs and gorgeous panoramas of your favorite buildings and locations! More than 330 pages of breathtaking images and maps guide readers through an epic adventure at the World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago...

Spectacle in the White City: The Chicago 1893 World's Fair (Calla Editions)
Spectacle in the White City: The Chicago 1893 World's Fair (Calla Editions)
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Over 27 million people visited the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. Countless more experienced the fair through the wondrous images of C. D. Arnold, the era's foremost architectural photographer...

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Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood: Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and the Wild Stories Behind the Making of 13 Iconic Films
Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood: Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and the Wild Stories Behind the Making of 13 Iconic Films
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A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America
A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America
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Healthy, Wealthy, & Fair: Health Care And The Good Society
Healthy, Wealthy, & Fair: Health Care And The Good Society
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It's Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn't Choose
It's Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn't Choose
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Mr. Christmas 1939 Worlds Fair Ferris Wheel
Mr. Christmas 1939 Worlds Fair Ferris Wheel
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4 Film Favorites: Elvis Presley Classics - Jailhouse Rock / It Happened At The World's Fair / Stay Away, Joe / Charro (Widescreen)
4 Film Favorites: Elvis Presley Classics - Jailhouse Rock / It Happened At The World's Fair / Stay Away, Joe / Charro (Widescreen)
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Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums
Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums
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Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair
Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair
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The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record
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