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Philippine Daily Inquirer

March 16, 2015 Brilliant US book tells the tragic true story of the ‘Igorrotes’ after the 1904 World’s Fair By Ruel S. De Vera MANILA, Philippines—The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, infamously showcased over 1,100 Filipinos … Continue reading

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THE NEW YORKER

15 December 2014 The Lost Tribe of Coney Island, by Claire Prentice (New Harvest). In 1904, the United States government, eager to drum up public support for its occupation of the Philippines, brought thirteen hundred Filipinos to the St. Louis … Continue reading

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LEO Weekly

November 26, 2014 BOOK: When ‘the most extraordinary sideshow’ came to Louisville BY CLAIRE PRENTICE     Little more than a century ago, Louisville played host to one of the most extraordinary sideshows ever to tour the United States. A … Continue reading

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The Commercial Appeal

‘The Lost Tribe of Coney Island’ uncovers a wild, lost moment in Memphis history Michael Lollar   It began as a respectable attraction, dignified as an exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair, but turned into a shocking sideshow that gave … Continue reading

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MY BOOK, THE MOVIE

Claire Prentice’s “The Lost Tribe of Coney Island” Claire Prentice was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was working as a journalist in New York when she chanced upon an old black and white photograph of a group of tribespeople wearing … Continue reading

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Fifty Books Project

America is full of forgotten places. Some were never known to more than a few people to begin with; others spent considerable time in the zeitgeist before that fickle friend moved on to another place, another thing. Coney Island falls … Continue reading

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Amusing The Zillion

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Autumn Reading: The Lost Tribe of Coney Island November 10, 2014 by Tricia   In 1905, when Coney Island had a trio of three grand amusement parks–Steeplechase, Luna and Dreamland–popular attractions included a scenic railway that transported visitors to the … Continue reading