Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century contains publicity brochures, promotional advertisements and talent circulars that document the activities of the Chataqua Movement from 1890-1940, and the performers, lecturers, educators and readers who were part of it. Participants included the Fisk Jubilee Singers, William Jennings Bryan and William Sterling Battis.
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- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
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