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With Amusement for All : A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830



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Univ Pr of Kentucky
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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

Prefacep. vii
Prologue: Popular Culture on the Brinkp. 1
Blackface, Barnum, and Newspaper Ballyhoop. 11
Taming Rough Amusements, 1840s-1860sp. 41
Building an Entertainment Industryp. 73
"The Billion-Dollar Smile": From Burlesque to Vaudeville and Amusement Parksp. 107
The "Leisure Problem" at the Turn of the Centuryp. 143
Popular Culture and Middle-Class Respectability in the Early Twentieth Centuryp. 176
Battling the Great Depressionp. 219
Building a Wartime Consensus in the 1940s and 1950sp. 263
Counterpoints to Consensusp. 302
Popular Culture and 1960s Fermentp. 348
Up for Grabs: Leaving the 1960sp. 394
A Pop Culture Societyp. 441
Epilogue: Pop Culture in a Post-9/11 Worldp. 495
Notesp. 518
Bibliographyp. 587
Indexp. 613
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