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Peoples on Parade Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: HB: 9780226700960, University of Chicago Press, October 2011
392 pp., 25.5x18 cm, 117 halftones, 18 colour illus.
In May 1853, Charles Dickens paid a visit to the "savages at Hyde Park Corner", an exhibition of thirteen imported Zulus performing cultural rites ranging from songs and dances to a "witch-hunt" and marriage ceremony. Dickens was not the only Londone...