Circus History: Selected full-text books and articles
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top University of North Carolina Press, 2002
American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years, from 1790-1909 Oxford University Press, vol.2, 1988
Librarian’s tip: "The American Circus - Incubator of the Minstrel Show" begins on p. 166
Hawkers & Walkers in Early America, Strolling Peddlers, Preachers, Lawyers, Doctors, Players, and Others, from the Beginning to the Civil War J.B. Lippincott Company, 1927
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XIII "Circus and Theatre Start on Tour"
Handbook of American Popular Culture Greenwood Press, vol.1, 1989 (2nd Rev. edition)
Librarian’s tip: "Circus and Outdoor Entertainment" begins on p. 173
America Learns to Play: A History of Popular Recreation, 1607-1940 D. Appleton-Century, 1940
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VII "Mr Barnum Shows the Way"
Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook Greenwood Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "The American Circus Clown" begins on p. 136
Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of Public Affairs, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Circus"
Sequins under the Big Top: Women in the Australian Circus Journal of Australian Studies, No. 52, March 1997
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