The Spectacle of Subjugation: A Brief Overview of the Dark Histories Behind Circuses in the United States

by Stephanie Tom When I say the word “circus” or “carnival,” I expect that most people have similar impressions that come to mind. We think of elephants and clowns, of death-defying acts by acrobats in glittering leotards. We imagine the … Continue reading The Spectacle of Subjugation: A Brief Overview of the Dark Histories Behind Circuses in the United States