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Circuit Chautauqua : From Rural Education to Popular Entertainment in Early Twentieth Century America (Paperback)

Author: Tapia, John E.

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In the late 19th century the chautauqua movement became a popular form of adult education and entertainment in the United States. With noted lyceum speakers (such as Teddy Roosevelt and William Jennings Bryan) and local talent, the movement spread throughout the country and was particularly popular in the rural areas of the Midwest. An overview of the lyceum and of adult education in 19th century America is followed by an examination of the rise of the circuit chautauqua. Its popularity during the 1920s is detailed as is its demise, brought on by the Great Depression and the rise of the film industry.


Publisher McFarland Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780786440849
SKU 208027903
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786440848
Release Date 11/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0232
Publisher McFarland & Company
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