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

Julie K. Brown

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

International expositions, with their massive assembling of exhibits and audiences, were the media events of their time. In transmitting a new culture of visibility that merged information, ... More


Bringing the Future to Earth in Paris, 1851–1914

Miriam R. Levin

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the activities of three generations of men who inaugurated, developed, and extended this modern culture of change in Paris over the latter half of the nineteenth century and the ... More


Welcoming the World: San Francisco's Fairs of 1915 and 1939–1940

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the first half of the twentieth century, San Francisco hosted two major world fairs: in 1915 and in 1939–40. A comparison of musical programming for these two enormous undertakings highlights ... More


Exposition Infrastructure and Exhibition Display: An Introduction

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/9780262026574.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores how international expositions helped promote a public awareness of health and medicine during the period between 1876 to 1904, when the United States was making a transition from ... More


Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Miriam R. Levin, Sophie Forgan, Martina Hessler, Robert H. Kargon, and Morris Low

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the close of the nineteenth century, industrialization and urbanization marked the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture. This book examines the construction of ... More


Introduction

Nathan Cardon

in A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

The introduction argues that the Atlanta and Nashville international expositions were spaces through which white and African American southerners exhibited themselves as modern citizens committed to ... More


Managing the Magnitude of the Great Depression: Viewers Respond to FSA Photography

Cara A. Finnegan

in Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039263
eISBN:
9780252097317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039263.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines viewer responses to the Farm Security Administration (FSA) exhibit at the First International Photographic Exposition, held at the Grand Central Palace in New York City from ... More


Dynamic Triad: City, Exposition, and Museum in Industrial Society

Miriam R. Levin

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to examine the ideas and policies embodied in urban planning, international expositions, and museums in five major urban centers: Paris, London, ... More


Organizing Forces of the Field: Legitimation and Legibility

Jonathan Wyrtzen

in Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700231
eISBN:
9781501704253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700231.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the symbolic and classificatory forces in play that set constraints and opportunities for both colonial and Moroccan actors in the colonial political field. Focusing on the ... More


Introduction California Welcomes the World

Jessica B. Teisch

in Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch.4
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book begins with San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The state's nineteenth-century dream had rested on anti-industrial and agrarian themes, but the 1915 exposition ... More


America’s World’s Fairs, 1893–1915

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the role of cereal architecture, crop art, and butter sculpture at the major international expositions of Chicago in 1893, Buffalo in 1901, Saint Louis in 1904, and San ... More


A New South Vision

Nathan Cardon

in A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

Chapter 1 explores the motives behind the expositions. New South boosters at the fairs presented an argument for an industrial, modern, and imperial South. They exhibited the region as ... More


A Craze of the Frisco Exposition

Jim Tranquada and John King

in The Ukulele: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835446
eISBN:
9780824869762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835446.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on the presence of Hawaiian music at expositions. Because of the ʻukulele's widespread popularity on the West Coast, the Hawaiian presence at the Panama-Pacific International ... More


The Negro Buildings

Nathan Cardon

in A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

Chapter 2 examines the creation of and role played by the Negro Buildings at the Atlanta and Nashville fairs. These African American–run buildings gave southern black professionals and clerics an ... More


New Women, New South

Nathan Cardon

in A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

Chapter 3 surveys the role women played at the Atlanta and Nashville fairs. The Cotton States and Tennessee Centennial transformed the gendered nature of public space in the South. Within their ... More


When the World Came to Omaha (1897–98)

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/9789888139897.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Chinese community in Chicago expressed their interest in partaking in Omaha’s Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, a large-scale international exhibition held in America. Wong himself ... More


A Dream or Nightmare of the Future?

Nathan Cardon

in A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

The book concludes with the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, which both reflected and refracted the hopes and dreams of the Cotton States and Tennessee Centennial. It reflected New South ... More


A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Nathan Cardon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

A Dream of the Future examines how southerners at the end of the nineteenth century worked through the major questions facing a nation undergoing profound change. In an age of empire and industry, ... More


Images: The Tastemaker

in Knowledge is Pleasure: Florence Ayscough in Shanghai

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139590
eISBN:
9789888180202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139590.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Ayscough first developed as a connoisseur, under the guidance of collectors she met through the Royal Asiatic Society, including John C. Ferguson. She curated exhibitions of Chinese art in Shanghai, ... More


Introduction

Touré F. Reed

in Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter describes how Booker T. Washington cemented his status as the nation's most “responsible” black leader. Addressing the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition, ... More


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