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Author    Poignant, Roslyn:

Title   PROFESSIONAL SAVAGES. Captive Lives and Western Spectacle.

Book Number   104508

New Haven, Yale Univ. Press, (2004). Cloth, fine in d/w, tables, illust., pp. xv, 302. ISBN 0 300 10247 X. The story of two groups of North Queensland Aborigines 'recruited' in the 1880s to take part in P.T. Barnum's travelling circus of 'all the uncivilized races in existence'. "Exhibited in circuses, dime museums, fairgrounds and other show places in America and Europe, they were also examined, measured and photographed by anthropologists ... [and] transformed themselves into accomplished show people and professional savages" (d/w blurb).

Australia North Queensland Aborigines aboriginal history anthropology museum circus performers P.T. Barnum and Bailey R.A. Cunningham race racism archaeology Tambo

Price = 20.00 AUD



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