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Susan Nance is a historian of communication and live entertainment in the United States and a specialist on the history of animals in North America. She has published on the history of street parades, tourism, civil festivals, fraternal orders, circuses and other venues of live performance in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. She is the author of Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) and How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). She is currently working on the history of animal celebrity and a book-length project on rodeos in North America.