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Victorian Popular Culture  🎓

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A collection of primary sources, together with interpretive essays, describing popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930. The project has wide ranging interdisciplinary appeal, offering first hand accounts of major historical events as reported by eye witnesses.

Consists of four sections:

  • Spiritualism, Sensation
  • Magic, Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks
  • Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment
  • Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of Cinema

  • Produced by Adam Matthew Digital.


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