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Author Sterngass, Jon.

Title First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island / Jon Sterngass
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 374 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-358) and index
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Subject Resorts -- East (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Tourism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Newport (R.I.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801865867 (acid-free paper)
0801876966 (electronic bk.)
9780801865862 (acid-free paper)
9780801876967 (electronic bk.)