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Author Nadis, Fred, 1957-

Title Wonder shows : performing science, magic, and religion in America / Fred Nadis.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005]
©2005

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Location Call No. Status
 Central Library - Circulating Collection  Q225 .N335 2005    Available
Description xiv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Table of contents -- Part One: Electric Wonders -- Introduction: Beyond the Z-Ray -- Chapter One: The Electric Wonder Show -- Chapter Two: The Techno-Wizard -- Part Two: Mystic Vaudeville -- Chapter Three: The Hypnotist -- Chapter Four: The Magician -- Chapter Five: The Mind Reader -- Part Three: Millennial Wonders -- Chapter Six: The Missionaries -- Chapter Seven: Flying Saucers -- Chapter Eight: The Many Gospels.
Subject Science news -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Science news -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Magic shows -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Magic shows -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Revivals -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Revivals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Local Subject Purchased with funds from LSTA Strengthening Library Collections Grant 2008-2009.
ISBN 9780813535159 (hardcover)
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