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Doing the town the rise of urban tourism in the United States, 1850 - 1915

Author: Catherine Cocks
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.] Univ. of California Press 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.View all editions and formats

Explores the beginnings of urban tourism, and sets the phenomenon within a larger cultural transformation that encompassed fundamental changes in urban life and national identity. Focusing on New  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Cocks
ISBN: 9780520227460 0520227468
OCLC Number: 837925957
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV641455739
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: XIII, 287 S. Ill. 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Strangers and Visitors; Or, The Impossibility of Tourism in American Cities, 1830s-1870s "Leisure Is the Parent of Mischief" "Localities and Objects of Interest" 2. Refining Travel: Railroads and Extra-Fare Cars, 1850-1915 "Vexations and Annoyances" Democratic Luxury 3. At Home in the City: First-Class Urban Hotels, 1850-1915 "The Tangible Republic" Masters and Servants 4. "Why Not Visit Chicago": Tour Companies and City Business Organizations, 1870-1915 "The Raw and the Cook'd" Selling the City 5. "An Individuality All Its Own": Tourist City and Tourist Citizens, 1876-1915 Urban Personality and the Tourist Creating Urban Landscapes 6. "The Noble Spectacle": Historical Walking Tours and Ethnic Slumming, 1890s-1915 "A Sweet and Stately Epic" "A Panopticon of Peep Shows" Conclusion: A Nice Place to Visit Notes Bibliographic Essay Index
Responsibility: Catherine Cocks


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