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Americans have always loved celebrities, since before Hollywood and the advent of the popular music industry. As University of Chicago historian Amy Lippert argues, it all started in the 19th century with the rise of mass-produced images. Those images created a world suddenly filled with interchangeable copies of strangers, some of whom became the first generation of American stars. Lippert uncovers the historical meaning of celebrity and introduces us to the celebs who set 19th-century hearts aflutter.