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Sacred places : American tourist attractions in the nineteenth century

Author: John F Sears
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the cultural needs that tourism fulfilled in 19th century America by examining the new nation's most important tourist attractions, such as Niagara Falls, Mount Auburn Cemetery,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Sears
ISBN: 0195053508 9780195053500
OCLC Number: 18624318
Description: ix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Doing" Niagara Falls in the Nineteenth Century --
Mammoth Cave: Theater of the Cosmic --
Panoramas of American Civilization: The Connecticut and the Hudson --
The Making of an American Tourist Attraction: The Willey House in the White Mountains --
Prisons, Asylums, Cemeteries, Parks --
Scenery as Art: Yosemite and the Big Trees --
Yellowstone and "The Wild West" --
Tourism and the Industrial Age: Niagara Falls and Mauch Chunk --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: John F. Sears.
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