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  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Walt's Utopiaby Priscilla Hobbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...