Women of the American Circus, 1880-1940

Women of the American Circus, 1880-1940

by Katherine H. Adams, Michael L. Keene
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Women of the American Circus, 1880-1940 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LewisBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This book contains a lot of good information, but it definitely has a small audience. It does relate some to women’s studies (which is why I read it), but I would recommend it more for people who are interested in circus history or circus press and advertising. The authors included good color examples of circus advertising and posters and some black and white photographs. The book talked a lot about how the press covered circus events and tragedies and how the circus leaders implemented advertising and marketing strategies. The book examines the hardships of circus performance through this book; I had not realized the extent of the mistreatment of the circus workers and performers.  Again, the book had some interesting information, but you would really have to be into circus history for it to be of much use.