The Theatre of Empire
Frontier Performances in America, 1750–1860
Focusing on the years between 1750 and 1860, this study follows the creation and perpetuation of an imperial culture, from the London metropole to the Great Plains.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 ‘Glory and Commerce’ at the ‘Edge of the Woods’; Chapter 2 The Corn Mother and ‘Rising Glory’; Chapter 3 Performing Thunderbirds and Happy Indians; Chapter 4 The Circus, the Theatre and the Frontier; Chapter 5 Colonizing Folk Culture; Chapter 6 Evening Star Medicine Meets Uncle Tom; Chapter 7 Conclusion;
Douglas S. Harvey