At one point there were more than 1,500 amusement parks across America. And they offered far more than just thrill rides. Historian Lauren Rabinovitz says they helped ease the country into a period of rapid technological change.
Lauren Rabinovitz's current research and teaching interests include early cinema and culture, feminist film history and theory, and theories and history of visual spectacles. Her books include a social history of women,...Read more
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