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"With Amusement for All contextualizes what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships among social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the ways in which the entertainment world has reflected, changed, or reinforced the values of American society."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: Popular Culture on the Brink||p. 1|
|Blackface, Barnum, and Newspaper Ballyhoo||p. 11|
|Taming Rough Amusements, 1840s-1860s||p. 41|
|Building an Entertainment Industry||p. 73|
|"The Billion-Dollar Smile": From Burlesque to Vaudeville and Amusement Parks||p. 107|
|The "Leisure Problem" at the Turn of the Century||p. 143|
|Popular Culture and Middle-Class Respectability in the Early Twentieth Century||p. 176|
|Battling the Great Depression||p. 219|
|Building a Wartime Consensus in the 1940s and 1950s||p. 263|
|Counterpoints to Consensus||p. 302|
|Popular Culture and 1960s Ferment||p. 348|
|Up for Grabs: Leaving the 1960s||p. 394|
|A Pop Culture Society||p. 441|
|Epilogue: Pop Culture in a Post-9/11 World||p. 495|
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