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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


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


Situating the Sites in Chicago: Elite Networks and Archaeology

Rebecca S. Graff

in Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066493
eISBN:
9780813058702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066493.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces the two Chicago-based archaeological sites that provide the material signature of this book: Jackson Park, the former site of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; and the ... 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 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


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


Temporalities as Ideologies

Rebecca S. Graff

in Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066493
eISBN:
9780813058702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066493.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on temporalities at both sites. First, it looks at the six-month lifespan and subsequent material erasure of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and how its ephemerality provided ... 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


Introduction: The Vanishing Fair and the Enduring Home

Rebecca S. Graff

in Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066493
eISBN:
9780813058702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066493.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter begins with two Chicago vignettes to frame the discussion to come. The first is an account of public responses to the end of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in the months after it ... More


Journey to Frederick Douglass’s Chicago Jubilee: Colored American Day, August 25, 1893

John Mccluskey Jr.

in Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

To the general public, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was a technological, visual, and cultural showcase in Chicago. For an aging Frederick Douglass, the months-long event presented a set ... More


The Fire, the Bomb, and the Fair, 1871–1893

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes three events that served both to define Chicago and reveal the city to the nation during the years between 1871 and 1893. It discusses the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the ... 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


Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Rebecca S. Graff

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066493
eISBN:
9780813058702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066493.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Through archaeological and archival research from sites associated with the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Disposing of Modernity explores the changing world of urban America at the ... More


Fannie Barrier Williams, the New Negro, and Black Feminist Pragmatism, 1893–1926

Mary Jo Deegan

in Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Fannie Barrier Williams brilliantly analyzed and participated in the tumultuous changes in black Chicago from 1887-1926. She specialized in essays and political advocacy for African American women. ... More


Epilogue

Jeremy Zallen

in American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653327
eISBN:
9781469653341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653327.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The epilogue provincializes what is usually the start or climax of any history of illumination, the emergence of Thomas Edison’s incandescent light. Taking a fresh look at the process historians have ... More


Zen Art before Nothingness

Gregory P. A. Levine

in Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824858056
eISBN:
9780824876906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858056.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter One describes the uncertain beginnings of Zen and Zen art within modern intercultural encounters between Japan and Europe and North America. The representations and perceptions of Zen in the ... More


The Racial Challenge

Douglas W. Shadle

in Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190645625
eISBN:
9780190645663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645625.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

After the US Civil War, African American musicians and intellectuals had increasingly turned to European classical music as a tool of socioeconomic advancement while acknowledging the importance of ... More


The Theosophical Quest for Occult Power

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues that the Theosophical movement represented India as a land of occult power and esoteric religion. The chapter offers a close reading of the writings of Madame Helena Blavatsky and ... More


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