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Hotel dreams : luxury, technology, and urban ambition in America, 1829-1929

Author: Molly W Berger
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011.
Series: Studies in industry and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fascinating stories behind their design, construction, and marketing reveal in rich detail how these buildings became cultural symbols that shaped the urban landscape.

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Berger, Molly W., 1948-
Hotel dreams.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010025988
(OCoLC)646715968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Molly W Berger
ISBN: 9781421401843 1421401843
OCLC Number: 794700365
Awards: Winner of Society for the History of Technology Sally Hacker Prize 2012
Description: 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction1. The Emergence of the American First-Class Hotel, 1820s2. The Tremont House, Boston, 18293. The Proliferation of Antebellum Hotels, 1830-18604. The Continental Hotel, Philadelphia, 18605. Production and Consumption in an American Palace, 1850-18756. The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, 18757. The "New" Modern Hotel, 1880-19208. The Stevens Hotel, Chicago, 1927ConclusionAcknowledgmentsNotesEssay on SourcesIndex
Series Title: Studies in industry and society.
Responsibility: Molly W. Berger.

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