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First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island

Author: Jon Sterngass
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Jon Sterngass follows three of the best-known north-eastern American resorts across a century of change. Saratoga Springs, Newport and Coney Island began, he finds, as similar pleasure  Read more...

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Sterngass, Jon.
First resorts.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00011513
(OCoLC)45068534
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Sterngass
ISBN: 0801876966 9780801876967 0801865867 9780801865862
OCLC Number: 51481233
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 374 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Transforming resorts --
The creation of Saratoga Springs: taking the city with us --
The revival of Newport: the pilgrimage of fashion --
The rise of Coney Island: strangers in the land of the perpetual fete --
The public resort: to see and be seen --
The commercialization of Saratoga Springs: racetracks, casinos, and souvenirs --
The privitization of Newport: "coarseness and vulgarity are never seen here" --
"That was Coney as we loved it, and as the hand of Satan was upon it" --
The pursuit of privacy, profit, and pleasure.
Responsibility: Jon Sterngass.
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