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Rydell, Robert W.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 142 publications in 2 languages and 6,503 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other
Classifications: T395.5.U6, 907.473
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Most widely held works by Robert W Rydell
Buffalo Bill in Bologna : the Americanization of the world, 1869-1922 by Robert W Rydell( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to the production and distribution of mass culture, no country in modern times has come close to rivaling the success of America. From blue jeans in central Europe to Elvis Presley's face on a Republic of Chad postage stamp, the reach of American mass culture extends into every corner of the globe. Most believe this is a twentieth-century phenomenon, but here Robert W. Rydell and Rob Kroes prove that its roots are far deeper. Buffalo Bill in Bologna reveals that the process of globalizing American mass culture began as early as the mid-nineteenth century. In fact, by the end of W
All the world's a fair : visions of empire at American international expositions, 1876-1916 by Robert W Rydell( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites--set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists--which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories
Fair America : world's fairs in the United States by Robert W Rydell( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting more than thirty world's fairs from 1853 to 1984 in their historical context, Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling, and Kimberly D. Pelle show that the expositions reflected and influenced not only the ideals but also the cultural tensions of their times. Illustrated with archival photographs of fair buildings, exhibits, and souvenirs, Fair America surveys a century and a half of these dazzling, culturally revealing events
World of fairs : the century-of-progress expositions by Robert W Rydell( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the depths of the Great Depression, when America's future seemed bleak, nearly one hundred million people visited expositions celebrating the "century of progress." These fairs fired the national imagination and served as cultural icons on which Americans fixed their hopes for prosperity and power. World of Fairs continues Robert W. Rydell's unique cultural history--begun in his acclaimed All the World's a Fair--this time focusing on the interwar exhibitions. He shows how the ideas of a few--particularly artists, architects, and scientists--were broadcast to millions, proclaiming the arrival of modern America--a new empire of abundance build on old foundations of inequality
Revisiting the white city : American art at the 1893 World's Fair by Carolyn Kinder Carr( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairgoers were treated to achievements such as Thomas Eakins's Gross Clinic, Winslow Homer's Eight Bells, Eastman Johnson's Cranberry Harvest, and countless other now well-known works, in addition to pieces by many lesser-known artists. Not only did the exposition show the apogee of American art, it also occurred at a moment of immense cultural change - two significant indications being Frederick Jackson Turner's thesis on the closing of the frontier and the recently completed national census which announced the population's shift from rural to urban areas. As Evan Turner, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, has said, "The Fair shaped national culture as has no other event in the history of the country." The National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian institution spent five years researching the paintings and sculpture shown at the exposition and have jointly produced this - comprehensive commemorative volume and a centennial exhibition
The books of the fairs : materials about world's fairs, 1834-1916, in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing tomorrow : America's world's fairs of the 1930s( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of the Great Depression, America's World's Fairs of the 1930s gave hope to millions, sustaining the assembled with visions of future of progress. This book celebrates the influence and impact of these international expositions
The reason why the colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition : the Afro-American's contribution to Columbian literature by Ida B Wells-Barnett( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural transmissions and receptions : American mass culture in Europe( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains contributions on America's cultural exports to Europe, especially jazz and rock music, film, television programmes ('soaps') and the advertising and commercial culture. Subjects treated are the reasons for the rise and triumph of mass culture in America and Europe, the American institutions responsible for the transmission of American mass cultural forms to European audiences, and the reason for the shift from perceiving American cultural forms as curiosities to regarding them alternati vely as threats or sources of liberation
Fair representations : world's fairs and the modern world by Robert W Rydell( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world on display : the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses first-person accounts from elderly Missourians who went to the Fair in 1904, interviews with historians, archival motion pictures, and photographs to situate the St. Louis Fair in the social, political, and cultural context of American society in 1904. Covers American civilization at the turn of the century; the representation of history; authenticity; modernity; dress and body language; oral history and childhood memories; world fairs as experiences; and receiving information through visual symbols, words, and exhibits
In the people's interest : a centennial history of Montana State University by Robert W Rydell( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story we tell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
The story we tell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
World's fairs and the dawning of "the American century" : a unit of study for grades 9-12 by Robert W Rydell( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This teaching unit is based on primary sources taken from documents, artifacts, journals, diaries, newspapers, and literature from the U.S. historical period under study, the end of Reconstruction and the search for an overseas empire at the end of the 19th century. The unit is also intended to introduce students to the medium of the World's Fair, an institution that millions relied on to understand the world and their place in it. According to the unit, the student, by studying a crucial period in history, becomes aware that choices had to be made by real human beings, that those decisions were the result of specific factors, and that the decisions set in motion a series of historical consequences. Within the unit are the following: (1) unit overview; (2) correlation to the National Standards for United States History; (3) unit objectives; (4) teacher background materials; and (4) lesson plans with student resources. The unit's four lesson plans include a variety of ideas and approaches for the teacher that can be elaborated upon or shortened. The unit is designed as a supplement to the customary course materials, and it can be adapted to a slightly higher or lower ability levels. (Bt)
Buffalo Bill show : il west selvaggio, l'Europa e l'americanizzazione del mondo by Robert W Rydell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and the American West( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and the American West( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions of cultural exchange : the NIAS statement on the European reception of American Mass Culture( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing the nation : a reader : histories, heritage and museums by David Boswell( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing the Nation gathers key writings from leading cultural thinkers to ask what role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation
 
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All the world's a fair : visions of empire at American international expositions, 1876-1916
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All the world's a fair : visions of empire at American international expositions, 1876-1916Fair America : world's fairs in the United StatesWorld of fairs : the century-of-progress expositionsRevisiting the white city : American art at the 1893 World's FairDesigning tomorrow : America's world's fairs of the 1930sThe reason why the colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition : the Afro-American's contribution to Columbian literatureRepresenting the nation : a reader : histories, heritage and museums
Alternative Names
Rydell, R. W.

Rydell, R. W. (Robert William)

Rydell, Robert W.

Rydell, Robert William

Languages
English (123)

Italian (1)