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Buffalo Bill's European Tour
Panelists talked about what they call the “Enduring Global Legacy of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.”52 views
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was a circus show created in the 1880s depicting Cowboy and Native American skirmish recreations, sharp shooting, staged races, and costumed performers from around the world. In 1887, Buffalo Bill took his show to England and eventually performed throughout Europe during 8 popular tours there in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
This program was part of the Western History Association’s annual conference.
Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly
Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the ideas of freedom and democracy are distorted in America’s popular cultural exports.19 views
This was part of a week-long series with authors who have published books in the past year.