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Further Reading

Adams, Charles Francis. “Columbus and the Spanish Discovery of America.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 8 (1982-1984): 24-44.

Badger, R. Reid. The Great American Fair: The World’s Columbian Exposition and American Culture. Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1979.

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Ethnicity and Nation: American Festive Culture from the Revolution to the Early Twentieth Century. Ed. Genevieve Fabre, Jurgen Heideking, and Kai Dreisbach. New York: Berghahn, 2001. 124-39.

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Handlin, Lilian. “Discovering Columbus.” American Scholar 62.1 (1993): 81-95.

Heydenreich, Titus, ed. Columbus zwischen zwei Welten: Historische und litera- rische Wertungen aus fUnf Jahrhunderten. 2 vols. Frankfurt: Vervuert, 1992.

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Wenger, Beth S. “Rites of Citizenship: Jewish Celebrations of the Nation.” The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America. Ed. Marc Lee Raphael. New York: Columbia UP, 2008. 366-84.

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