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Fair America: World's Fairs in the United States

Fair America: World's Fairs in the United States( )
Author: Rydell, Robert W.
Findling, John E.
Pelle, Kimberly
ISBN:978-1-299-65600-0
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Smithsonian Books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

Since their inception with New York's Crystal Palace Exhibition in the mid-nineteenth century, world's fairs have introduced Americans to "exotic" pleasures such as belly dancing and the Ferris Wheel; pathbreaking technologies such as telephones and X rays; and futuristic architectural, landscaping, and transportation schemes. Billed by their promoters as "encyclopedias of civilization," the expositions impressed tens of millions of fairgoers with model environments and utopian...
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