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The Resource How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935, Susan Nance

How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935, Susan Nance

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How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935
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How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935
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Susan Nance
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eng
Summary
Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the "East"--Witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and acrobats, the feats of turban-wearing vaudeville magicians, and even the antics of fez-topped Shriners. In this captivating volume, Susan Nance provides a social and cultural history of this highly popular genre of Easternized performance in America until the Great Depression. According to Nance, these traditions reveal how a broad spectrum of Americans, including recent immigrants and im
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How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935, Susan Nance
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How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935, Susan Nance
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9780807894057_nance
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-334) and index
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Contents
Introduction: Playing Eastern -- Capitalism and the Arabian nights, 1790-1892 -- Ex Oriente Lux : playing Eastern for a living, 1838-1875 -- Wise men of the East and the market for American fraternalism, 1850-1892 -- Arab athleticism and the exoticization of the American dream, 1870-1920 -- Making the familiar strange : the racial politics of Eastern exotic, 1893-1929 -- Eastern femininities for modern women, 1893-1930 -- Turbans and capitalism, 1893-1930 -- Sign of promise : African Americans and Eastern personae in the Great Depression
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9781469605784
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