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Davis, Janet M.

Contents: Circus day -- The circus as a historical and cultural process -- Spectacular labor -- Respectable female nudity -- From the king of beasts to clowns in drag -- Instruct the minds of all classes -- Legacies : from Las Vegas to the bridges of Madison County.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.3 DAV

Culhane, John.

Summary: Traces the development of the circus in America since 1786, and looks at major circuses and their most prominent acts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holt 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.3 CUL

Summary: A four-hour mini-series that tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a vast and rich visual archive, the film follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIR

Daly, Michael

Summary: Describes how a circus elephant named Topsy was electrocuted in 1903 with 6,600 volts of alternating current as proof that it was much more dangerous than direct current in an ongoing dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.32 DAL

Catton, Bruce

Summary: This is the story of Lincoln's famous army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of General George B. McClellan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 CAT

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LABADIE, JO AND

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