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advertising

advertising  

A communication that is paid for by an identified sponsor with the object of promoting ideas, goods, or services. It is intended to persuade and sometimes to inform. The two basic aspects of ...
Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks  

The roots of today's amusement parks date back to the 1500s, when so-called pleasure gardens began opening on the outskirts of major European cities. In addition to primitive rides, these ...
Biological Sciences.

Biological Sciences.  

The biological sciences encompass a wide range of objects and problems—from cells to whales, from eating to evolution. The degree to which these studies have been perceived as a cohesive ...
Chicago

Chicago  

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Theatre dates back to the earliest days of the city when, in 1837, Harry Isherwood and Alexander McVicker transformed a tavern into a playhouse. By the 1860s new theatre buildings ...
circus

circus  

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In 1919 the Georgian artist Nikolai Foregger lectured the Union of International Artists of the Circus on his conviction in a renaissance of the circus. He evoked theatre as the ...
City Planning.

City Planning.  

City planning arose early in American life. European colonizers designed St. Augustine (Spain, 1565), New Amsterdam (Holland, 1625–1626), Williamsburg (England, 1699), and New Orleans (France, 1722) ...
Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted  

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(1822–1903).One of the most important landscape-architects of C19 after Downing's death, he developed the C18 English Picturesque style of landscape, and was an innovator in the design of public ...
George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse  

(1846–1914), inventor, industrialist.Born in Central Bridge, New York, Westinghouse worked as an apprentice in his father's machine shop. During the Civil War, he served as an engineering officer in ...
industrial design

industrial design  

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The term was first used in the United States in the 1920s to describe the work of specialist designers working in product design. It now more generally refers to improving the aesthetics of ...
leisure

leisure  

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Time spent not working. In many economic models leisure is regarded as a consumption good from which utility is derived. The measurement of leisure raises questions about whether time spent ...
Middle Eastern Influences On American Food

Middle Eastern Influences On American Food  

The Middle East is where so many crops, such as wheat, barley, onions, peas and lentils, were domesticated in ancient times, as well as animals, including sheep and probably cattle ...
New York

New York  

The presence of Latinos and Latinas in New York can be traced back to the nineteenth century, but the largest waves arrived throughout the twentieth century. The Latina and Latino ...
Philadelphia

Philadelphia  

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American centre of furniture production. Before 1700 Philadelphia patronage supported London-trained cabinetmakers, chairmakers, upholsterers and gilders. Walnut-wood, used only as a veneer in London ...
Politics of Food

Politics of Food  

Most people perceive food as a basic biological need, an indicator of culture, a source of enjoyment, and sometimes as a trade commodity or generator of employment, but they rarely ...
shopping mall

shopping mall  

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1 Pedestrianized walkway lined by shops, etc., in a shopping-centre.2 Equivalent of the suburban (or ‘out-of-town’) shopping-centre, but situated within a town or city, associated with an established ...
World's Fairs

World's Fairs   Reference library

David Gerard Hogan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

World's fairs are expositions in which nations and corporations feature their foods, cultures, consumer goods, and technological advancements. Beginning in

World's Fairs

World's Fairs   Reference library

Cynthia Gwynne Yaudes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,255 words
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Since the mid-nineteenth century the world's economically, politically, and socially powerful nations have exhibited the highlights of their industry, technology, and culture at world's ... More
World's Fairs and Expositions.

World's Fairs and Expositions.   Reference library

John Findling

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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1,114 words
The era of modern world's fairs began with the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. Housed in Joseph Paxton's stunning glass and iron structure, this fair attracted over six million ... More

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