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The Resource Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk, (electronic resource)

Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk, (electronic resource)

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Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga
Title
Spectacle
Title remainder
the astonishing life of Ota Benga
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Pamela Newkirk
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eng
Summary
In 1904, Ota Benga, a young Congolese 'pygmy' - a person of petite stature - arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. Two years later, the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House, caging the slight 103-pound, 4-foot 11-inch tall man with an orangutan. The attraction became an international sensation, drawing thousands of New Yorkers and commanding headlines from across the nation and Europe. Spectacle explores the circumstances of Ota Benga's captivity, the international controversy it inspired, and his efforts to adjust to American life. It also reveals why, decades later, the man most responsible for his exploitation would be hailed as his friend and savior, while those who truly fought for Ota have been banished to the shadows of history
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Midwest
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Newkirk, Pamela
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Read by Bahni Turpin
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  • Pygmies
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adult
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Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 39 min.))
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9781681410630
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MWT11354787
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11354787
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MWT11354787
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Label
Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 39 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681410630
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11354787
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11354787
System control number
MWT11354787
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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