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The Utah World's Fair Commission: The Utah Territory at the Columbian Exposition

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

There were forty-four states in America when the Columbian Exposition opened to the world in May 1893. Utah was still a territory but was well on its way to statehood since polygamy had been ... More


Visions of Salome

Larry Hamberlin

in Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

Although much has been written about the “Salomania” that Richard Strauss's opera Salome inspired in the United States, little has been written about the novelty songs that contributed to that mania. ... More


Preventing Fear and Panic: The 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition

Julie K. Brown

in Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was grander in scale than the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. In addition to the increased physical scale and administrative complexity, ... More


Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Reid Neilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, presented the Latter‐day Saints with their first post‐polygamy opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and ... More


Framing a History of the Present: or, Did the Pearls Scatter to the World’s Fair?

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter considers how a volume such as this was celebrated and advertised locally, and how Fawwaz’s contemporaries ‘blurbed’ it for audiences. How did such a framing contribute to the era’s ... More


Translatio Imperii: America as the New Rome c.1900

Margaret Malamud

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that when America completed its continental conquest and embarked on overseas conquests analogies between the ancient Roman and modern American empires—often themselves mediated ... More


Making the Familiar Strange: The Racial Politics of Eastern Exotic, 1893–1929

Susan Nance

in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses a particularly preeminent moment of intercultural observation and adaptation: the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Various modes of playing Eastern became prominent there ... More


The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing the designation of “Colored American Day” on August 25, 1893. It then explains that this day was designated in order to combat the exclusionary climate during the ... More


Public and Private Histories in Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan

Shawn Gilmore

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In his graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Chris Ware employs narrative content that is shaped by a paratextual framework of prose and images, dubbed “General Instructions” and ... More


Would You Like to Be a Successful Vegetarian?

Adam D. Shprintzen

in The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608914
eISBN:
9781469612690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/978146960891.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the formation of the Vegetarian Society of America—a new national organization—and the role of vegetarians at the Columbian Exposition, which vegetarians used to promote a new ... More


Women’s Rights, the World’s Fair, and Activists on the National Stage

Margaret Garb

in Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 provoked wide-ranging protests from African Americans who were largely excluded from the Fair's exhibits. The famed anti-lynching activist Ida B. ... More


The Columbian Exposition

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the influence of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 on Chicago's film industry. It is difficult today to impress upon people just how big the Columbian Exposition was. It covered ... More


Spectacles and Expositions

David E. Nye

in American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1880s electricity was increasingly used in parades, festivals and expositions. There were more lights and subtler special effects at each subsequent event, as could be seen in the annual ... More


An Ardent Worker for Justice (1893)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong’s decade-long dream of establishing a Chinese theater in New York finally came to fruition in 1893, yet it ceased to exist a few years later. A youngster named Wong Aloy was brutally beaten by ... More


Crossing the Border of Race: The Unitarians, the World’s Fair, and the Chicago Woman’s Club

Wanda A. Hendricks

in Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038112
eISBN:
9780252095870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038112.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how the congregation of All Souls Unitarian Church in Chicago fulfilled Fannie Barrier Williams' progressive vision of an intellectually stimulating, racially broad-minded, and ... More


“Calitopia”: New Models for Cities

Peter J. Holliday

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines how the classicizing Beaux-Arts architecture at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago inspired Southland communities to fashion civic identities. California civic ... More


The Post-American Century

Carl Pedersen

in Obama's America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The history and future of American global power can be divided into two major phases with a brief interregnum: the American Century, the Next American Century, and the Post-American Century. One of ... More


Edison’s Kinetoscope and Pre-Motion-Picture Entertainment

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the role of Thomas Edison in the invention of the motion-picture camera and the establishment of Chicago's film industry. Although Chicago may not have been the center of the ... More


The American Home on the Move in the Age of Expansion

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 focuses on the use of domestic goods and values to create feelings of stability and progress in the face of geographic mobility and the United States’ global expansion. Taking up the two ... More


Asia-as-Technê

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Offers an introduction to the notion of Asia-as-technê, which is defined as a desire to embrace “Eastern” aesthetics as a means of redeeming “Western” technoculture. The example of David Hockney's ... More


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