With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture since 1830 / Edition 1

With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture since 1830 / Edition 1

by LeRoy Ashby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813123976

ISBN-13: 9780813123974

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813123974
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
793,885
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : popular culture on the brink1
1Blackface, Barnum, and newspaper Ballyhoo11
2Taming rough amusements, 1840s-1860s41
3Building an entertainment industry73
4"The billion-dollar smile" : from Burlesque to Vaudeville and amusement parks107
5The "leisure problem" at the turn of the century143
6Popular culture and middle-class respectability in the early twentieth century176
7Battling the Great Depression219
8Building a wartime consensus in the 1940s and 1950s263
9Counterpoints to consensus302
10Popular culture and 1960s ferment348
11Up for grabs : leaving the 1960s394
12A pop culture society441
Epilogue : pop culture in a post-9/11 world495

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