The Genesis of Mass Culture

Show Business Live in America, 1840 to 1940

  • Authors
  • John Springhall

Table of contents

  1. John Springhall
    Pages 1-12
  2. John Springhall
    Pages 171-178
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 179-242

About this book


A thorough survey of the origins and development of the major distinct American commercial entertainments that emerged between over the course of the 19th century and into the 20th, including P.T. Barnum_s American Museum, freak show, and circus, as well as blackface minstrelry, Buffalo Bill_s Wild West Show, and vaudeville.


America cultural exchange culture Wild West

Bibliographic information