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Becoming Tom Thumb
Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity
Eric D. Lehman

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Prologue: Playing the Palace
• The Boy from Bridgeport
• At the American Museum
• Prince Charles the First
• Buttons, Bullfights, and Balloons
• Hop O’ My Thumb
• Heart of a Child
• On the New York Stage
• The Measure of a Man
• The Wedding of the Year
• The Long and Short of It
• A Very Strange Honeymoon
• Tom Thumb’s America
• Around the World
• At the Helm
• A Marriage and Two Funerals
• The Great Fire
• At Mountain Grove
• Notes
• A Note on Sources
• Selected Bibliography
• Index

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