Going Out The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements

ISBN-10: 0674356225

ISBN-13: 9780674356221

Edition: 1993

Authors: David Nasaw

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This social history of 20th-century show business and the new American public that assembled in the parks, theatres and dance halls argues that an otherwise disparate 'white' audience was united by the exclusion and stigmatisation of African Americans.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

David Nasaw is currently a professor of history and director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, he lives in Manhattan.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dollar Theaters, Concert Saloons, and Dime Museums
""Something for Everybody"" at the Vaudeville Theater
""The Best Smelling Crowd in the World""
The ""Indecent"" Others
The City as Playground: The World's Fair Midways
""The Summer Show""
The National Game
""Laughter and Liberty Galore"": Early Twentieth-Century Dance Halls, Ballrooms, and Cabarets
Talking and Singing Machines, Parlors, and Peep Shows
""The Surest Immediate Money-Maker Ever Kno
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