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Drinking the waters : creating an American leisure class at nineteenth-century mineral springs

Author: Thomas A Chambers
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few public places in the early nineteenth century offered men and women from different regions of the United States the opportunity to socialize with each other. At the resorts of Virginia's western mountains and upstate New York's Saratoga Springs, the nation's social, economic, and political leaders gathered to relax and to recuperate, and in the process they began to form a "fledgling aristocracy." As Thomas  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chambers, Thomas A.
Drinking the waters.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606928355
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Chambers
ISBN: 1588340686 9781588340689
OCLC Number: 49519058
Description: xxi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Commercializing Leisure --
2. Selling the Setting --
3. The Democratization of American Medicine --
4. Society of Fashion --
5. Love for Sale --
6. Drinking the Same Waters: Sectionalism at the Springs --
7. War, Nostalgia, and Anomie, 1861-1896.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Chambers.
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