World's Fairs

Includes a diverse range of primary source material that documents the planning of fairs, the experience of visiting them and the physical, cultural and political legacies they leave behind. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.

With content from hosting and participating countries from every continent, imperial history, race and national identity are key themes. World’s fairs mark some of the earliest examples of mass events where millions attended and were entertained by performances, exhibits and rides that went on to shape popular culture.

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