Circuit Chautauqua: From Rural Education to Popular Entertainment in Early Twentieth Century America
McFarland, 1997 M01 1 - 232 pages
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, or traveling education and entertainment shows, from its standardization and commercialization to the specific jobs involved. Its popularity during the 1920s is detailed as is its demise, brought on by the Great Depression and the rise of the film industry.
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Foreword by Robert A McCown
ADULT EDUCATION IN NINETEENTHCENTURY AMERICA
THE MOVEMENT TOWARD STANDARDIZATION
BEGINNINGS IN RURAL AMERICA
THE MOVEMENT INTO THE NATIONAL
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