Parades and Power: Street Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia by Susan G. Davis
Parades and Power: Street Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
Author: Susan G. Davis
Title: Parades and Power: Street Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
ISBN10: 0520063740
ISBN13: 978-0520063747
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: University of California Press (September 7, 1988)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1661 kb
Size epub: 1648 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Beginning with a vivid description of Philadelphia's spectacular Washington Centennial of 1832, Susan Davis examines the background of street theatre and the history of parades and public ceremonial culture in Europe and the New World. In pre-Civil War Philadelphia, processions and public ceremonies were popular vehicles for historical commemoration and celebration, and for propaganda and protest.