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Victorian Popular Culture

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Victorian Popular Culture describes popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe during the years from 1779 to 1930. The first group of materials, "Sensation, Magic & Spiritualism, "is based on two major resources:
Entertaining the Supernatural: Rare printed sources from the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature at Senate House, University of London and The History of Magic Scrapbooks from the Houdini Collection with related material from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Among the subjects covered are:
Stage Magic and Conjuring
Levitation, Escapology and Illusion
Card Tricks and Parlour Magic
Animal Magnetism, Mesmerism and Hypnosis
Psychic Phenomena and Parapsychology
Séances, spirit writing and ghost hunting

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Gender Studies
  • Art & Art History
  • Comparative Literature
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Communication and Culture
  • Victorian Studies
  • American Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Popular culture--Europe--19th century.
Popular culture--United States--19th century.
Mesmerism--19th century.
Spiritualism--19th century.
Magic--19th century.