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Chicago World's Fair and First Parliament of Religions

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Chicago World's Fair. It then describes the First World's Parliament of Religions, which was one of the most promising events of the Victorian era. ... 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


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


Mormon Matriarchs: Lds Ladies at the World's Congress of Representative Women

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/9780195384031.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mormon women were not only involved in the Territory of Utah's exhibitions and the Tabernacle Choir; they also were active participants in a variety of Columbian Exposition events, most notably the ... More


Sweet Singers of Zion: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 1893 Welsh Eisteddfod

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/9780195384031.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Although the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's appointed role always has been its musical offerings for church meetings, its primary mission, since the Manifesto of 1890, has been to create a new and ... More


Mormonism's Blacksmith Orator: Brigham H. Roberts at the World's Parliament of Religions

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/9780195384031.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter on Mormonism at the Parliament of Religions, taken together with the experience of the Tabernacle Choir at the eisteddfod, helps illuminate several larger issues. First, it provides ... More


After the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1893–1934

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/9780195384031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The successes, as well as the failures, at Chicago helped LDS leaders realize the importance of exhibiting their ecclesiastical institution as a culturally advanced society thereafter. Striving for ... More


To Broadway with Love: She Loves Me and the 1964 World’s Fair

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter follows the careers of Bock and Harnick through the early 1960s, when they collaborated with writer Joseph Masteroff and director Harold Prince on an adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s film ... More


“A Gun at the Heart of the City”: The world's fair stall-in and the decline of brooklyn core

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Frustrated with their past efforts to desegregate employment fields, housing, and public schools, Brooklyn CORE plans a traffic snarling stall-in on all major highways leading to the site of the ... More


“Which Way to the Philippines?”: United Stages of Empire

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

in Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814744437
eISBN:
9780814708132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814744437.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines dramatizations of U.S.–Philippine contact during the years leading up to, during, and immediately after the Spanish–American War. In the early years of the American empire, the ... More


“From Dumps to Glory”: Flushing Meadows and the New York World’s Fair of 1939–1940

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the environmental reclamation of Flushing Meadows for the 1939-1940 Queens world’s fair. In the 1930s, the infamous ash dump at Flushing Meadows stood as stark proof of the ... More


Making Memories

in Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the role of David Francis, the president of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, as leader of the first official memory organization generated by the 1904 St. Louis ... More


Roosevelt's America: The Flickering Beacon

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

Increasingly Roosevelt's 1930s America looked like European capitalism's last best hope. But what were the true lessons of its successes and obvious failures? ‘Middle’ opinion in Britain — ... More


Before the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1830–1892

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/9780195384031.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

One could argue that LDS leaders and laity did not engage in orchestrated public relations efforts during most of the nineteenth century. But this does not mean that Mormons were unconcerned with ... More


Fair Game: Sampling Technology and World Cultures at Epcot

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 focuses upon the profound influence that World’s Fairs, particularly those in the United States, had upon Walt Disney. The fairs offer keen insight into the conception and planning of ... More


Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

James Gilbert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was a major event in early twentieth-century America. Attracting millions of tourists, it exemplified the Victorian predilection for public spectacle. The Fair has ... More


Riding into the Future

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the 1939–40 World's Fair in New York; if the Chicago World's Fair six years earlier had been at least somewhat of a frustrating disappointment for Norman Bel Geddes, the ... More


Hollywood through a Broadway Lens

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Dorothy's return to Broadway. The Broadway to which Dorothy Fields returned in 1939 had not yet bottomed out financially. Every year in that decade saw fewer productions on ... More


The Beholder's Eye: Making Experience

in Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers individual and group experience in relation to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Reading through the historical and memory sources available and using the photographic evidence, ... More


Caliban and Unsublimated Primitivism: Villa-Lobos at the 1939 World’s Fair

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter describes the conspicuous display of Pan American amity at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York in relation to Villa-Lobos, whose music was performed there. Critics, who largely focused on ... More


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