Buffalo Bill in Bologna

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Buffalo Bill in Bologna reveals that the globalization of American mass culture that seems unstoppable today began as early as the mid-nineteenth century. In fact, by the end of World War I, the Unite...
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Buffalo Bill in Bologna reveals that the globalization of American mass culture that seems unstoppable today began as early as the mid-nineteenth century. In fact, by the end of World War I, the United States already boasted an advanced network of culture industries that served to promote American values. Robert W. Rydell and Rob Kroes narrate how the circuses, amusement parks, vaudeville, mail-order catalogs, dime novels, and movies that developed after the Civil War - tools central to hastening the reconstruction of the country - actually doubled as agents of American cultural diplomacy abroad. As symbols of Americas version of the good life, cultural products became a primary means for people around the world, especially in Europe, to reimagine both America and themselves in the context of Americas growing global sphere of influence. Paying special attention to the role of the Worlds Fairs, the exporting of Buffalo Bills Wild West show to Europe, the release of The Birth of a Nation, and Woodrow Wilsons creation of the Committee on Public Information, Rydell and Kroes offer an absorbing tour through Americas cultural expansion at the turn of the century.
Uitgever John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780226007120
Auteur Rydell, Robert
Vakken Geschiedenis en Staatsinrichting

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