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Hotel : an American history

Author: A K Sandoval-Strausz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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Presents a history of the nineteenth-century first-class hotel, of what hotels have meant to American business, culture, and racial politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A K Sandoval-Strausz
ISBN: 9780300106169 0300106165 9780300142020 0300142021
OCLC Number: 85892391
Description: 375 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Pt. I: Buildings and systems. A public house for a new republic : inventing the American hotel, 1789-1815 ; Palaces of the public : the American hotel comes of age, 1815-1840 ; The hotel system : assembling a transcontinental accommodation network, 1840-1876 ; Imperial hotels and hotel empires : tourism, expansion, standardization, and the beginning of the end of a hotel age, 1876-1908 --
pt. II: Hospitality. The house of strangers : the transformation of hospitality and the everyday life of the hotel ; The law of hospitality : the common law of innkeepers and the public space of the hotel ; Unruly guests and anxious hosts : sex, theft, and violence at the hotel --
pt. III: A nation of hosts and guests. American forum : hotels and civil society ; Homes for a world of strangers : house, hotel, apartment building ; Accommodating Jim Crow : the law of hospitality and the struggle for civil rights.
Responsibility: A.K. Sandoval-Strausz.
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When George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of 1789-91, the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally inadequate. This book recounts the history of the hotel in  Read more...

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Professor Sandoval-Strausz s cultural history of the hotel in America is like getting the best suite in the house: fabulous views, elegant details, and fine finishes.Writing as an historian, he Read more...

 
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Hotel as Social Technology

by t$ (WorldCat user published 2008-02-13) Very Good Permalink
The way this book is written makes me think that the author planned on writing an academic treatise on hotels titled “A Socio-Cultural History of the Hospitality Movement in the United States and the Displacement of the Cult of Domesticity by Patterning Devices,” and then his publicist said “Let’s market...
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