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

Title
How the Arabian nights inspired the American dream, 1790-1935 [electronic resource] / Susan Nance.
ISBN
9781469605784 (ebook) :
Published
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 344 p.) : ill.
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Summary
This study examines consumer capitalism and the American vision of the Eastern world. 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. Susan Nance provides a social and cultural history of this highly popular genre of Easternized performance in America up to the Great Depression.
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North Carolina scholarship online.
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Print version
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 06, 2016
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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