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100 1  Harvey, Bruce G.|q(Bruce Gordon),|d1963- 
245 10 World's fairs in a Southern accent Atlanta, Nashville, and
       Charleston, 1895-1902|h[electronic resource] /|cBruce G. 
250    First edition. 
260    Knoxville :|bThe University of Tennessee Press,|c[2014] 
300    1 online resource (pages cm) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Why would Southern urban leaders want to create world's 
       fairs? -- Local issues and private money -- Broader issues
       : international, federal, state, and local money -- 
       Designing the look of the expositions : architecture, 
       landscape, sculpture -- Opening the expositions -- 
       Commercial and government exhibits -- Noncommercial 
       exhibits -- National unity and Southern profit at the 
       special "days" -- The woman's departments -- The negro 
       departments -- Wrapping up the fairs. 
520    The South was no stranger to world & rsquo;s fairs prior 
       to the end of the nineteenth century. Atlanta first hosted
       a fair in the 1880s, as did New Orleans and Louisville, 
       but after the 1893 World & rsquo;s Columbian Exposition in
       Chicago drew comparisons to the great exhibitions of 
       Victorian-era England, Atlanta & rsquo;s leaders planned 
       to host another grand exposition that would not only 
       confirm Atlanta as an economic hub the equal of Chicago 
       and New York, but usher the South into the nation & 
       rsquo;s industrial and political mainstream. Nashville and
       Charleston quickly followed suit with their own 
       exhibitions. In the 1890s, the perception of the South was
       inextricably tied to race, and more specifically racial 
       strife. Leaders in Atlanta, Nashville, and Charleston all 
       sought ways to distance themselves from traditional 
       impressions about their respective cities, which more 
       often than not conjured images of poverty and treason in 
       Americans barely a generation removed from the Civil War. 
       Local business leaders used large-scale expositions to 
       lessen this stigma while simultaneously promoting culture,
       industry, and economic advancement. Atlanta & rsquo;s 
       Cotton States and International Exposition presented the 
       city as a burgeoning economic center and used a keynote 
       speech by Booker T. Washington to gain control of the 
       national debate on race relations. Nashville & rsquo;s 
       Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition chose to
       promote culture over mainstream success and marketed 
       Nashville as a & ldquo;Centennial City & rdquo; replete 
       with neoclassical architecture, drawing on its reputation 
       as & ldquo;the Athens of the south. & rdquo; Charleston & 
       rsquo;s South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian 
       Exposition followed in the footsteps of Atlanta & rsquo;s 
       exposition. Its new class of progressive leaders saw the 
       need to reestablish the city as a major port of commerce 
       and designed the fair around a Caribbean theme that 
       emphasized trade and the corresponding economics that 
       would raise Charleston from a cotton exporter to an 
       international port of interest. Bruce G. Harvey studies 
       each exposition beginning at the local and individual 
       level of organization and moving upward to explore a 
       broader regional context. He argues that southern urban 
       leaders not only sought to revive their cities but also to
       reinvigorate the South in response to northern prosperity.
       Local businessmen struggled to manage all the elements 
       that came with hosting a world & rsquo;s fair, including 
       raising funds, designing the fairs & rsquo; architectural 
       elements, drafting overall plans, soliciting exhibits, and
       gaining the backing of political leaders. However, these 
       businessmen had defined expectations for their expositions
       not only in terms of economic and local growth but also 
       considering what an international exposition had come to 
       represent to the community and the region in which they 
       were hosted. Harvey juxtaposes local and regional aspects 
       of world & rsquo;s fair in the South and shows that 
       nineteenth-century expositions had grown into American 
       institutions in their own right. Bruce G. Harvey is an 
       independent consultant and documentary photographer with 
       Harvey Research and Consulting based in Syracuse, New 
       York. He specializes in historic architectural surveys and
       documentation photography. 
588 0  Print version record. 
590    eBooks on EBSCOhost|bEBSCO eBook Subscription Academic 
       Collection - North America 
648  7 1800-1999|2fast 
650  0 Exhibitions|zSouthern States|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Exhibitions|zSouthern States|xHistory|y19th century. 
655  0 Electronic books. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
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776 08 |iPrint version:|aHarvey, Bruce G. (Bruce Gordon), 1963-
       |tWorld's fairs in a Southern accent Atlanta, Nashville, 
       and Charleston, 1895-1902.|bFirst edition.|dKnoxville : 
       The University of Tennessee Press, [2014]|w(DLC)  
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       current Rider University students, faculty, and staff. 
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