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Sesquicentennial International Exposition, Philadelphia 1926


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  • Cleary, Calista Keller. "The Past is Present: Historical Representation at the Sesquicentennial International Exposition." Ph.D. Dissertation: University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
    The fair offered a forum in which Philadelphians confronted some of the most pressing issues of the early twentieth century: urbanization, consumerism, the changing role of women, immigration, racism, racial diversity and mass culture. Even though the fair's organizers touted peace, the event proved to be battleground, an arena in which numerous interests fought to control the depiction of the past in order to control the shape of the future.
  • Wilson, Martin Willever. "From the Sesquicentennial to the Bicentennial: Changing Attitudes toward tourism in Philadelphia." Ph.D. Dissertation: Temple University, 2000.
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