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Drink versus Printer's Ink: Temperance and the Management of Financial Speculation in the Life of P.T. Barnum

  title={Drink versus Printer's Ink: Temperance and the Management of Financial Speculation in the Life of P.T. Barnum},
  author={Steven Belletto},
  journal={American Studies},
RT Bamum (1810-1891) was by far the most famous American showman of his time. Born in the small manufacturing town of Bethel, Connecticut, he witnessed changes in American life that in many respects serve as reflections of broader social and cultural shifts in nineteenth-century America. Although many Americans today associate the Barnum name with his traveling circus, "The Greatest Show on Earth" was not established until relatively late in his career. Prior to the circus's development in the… 
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  • Cook, The Arts of Deception: Playing with Fraud in the Age of Barnum (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001); Benjamin Reiss, The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum s America (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001); Bluford Adams, E Pluribus Barnum: The Great Showman an
  • 1997
The Legend and the Man (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989), 22
  • Saxon's biography is the most recent and most exhaustive study of Barnum's life available. Neil Harris's Humbug: The Art of P.T Barnum (Boston: Little, Brown, 1973) is also essential. Earlier seminal biographies include Irving Wallace, The Fabulous Showman: The Life and Times of P. T Barnum (New Yor
  • 1927