The Resource First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island, Jon Sterngass

First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island, Jon Sterngass

Label
First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island
Title
First resorts
Title remainder
pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island
Statement of responsibility
Jon Sterngass
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island, Jon Sterngass follows three of the best-known northeastern American resorts across a century of change. Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island began, he finds, as similar pleasure destinations, each of them featuring "grand" hotels where visitors swarmed public spaces such as verandas, dining rooms, and parlors. As the century progressed, however, Saratoga remained much the same, while Newport turned to private (and lavish) "cottages" and Coney Island shifted its focus to amusements for the masses." "Fifty-nine illustrations enliven Sterngass's unique study of the commodification of pleasure that occurred as capitalist values flourished, travel grew more accessible, and leisure time became democratized. These three resorts, he argues, served as forerunners of twentieth-century pleasure cities such as Aspen, Las Vegas, and Orlando."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sterngass, Jon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E166
LC item number
.S87 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
  • Newport (R.I.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
  • Newport (R.I.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • Rhode Island
  • United States
  • United States, East
  • Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
  • Tourism
  • Resorts
  • Tourisme
  • Lieux de villégiature
  • Manners and customs
  • Resorts
  • Social conditions
  • Tourism
  • Badplaatsen (recreatie)
  • Toerisme
  • Seebad
  • Gesellschaftsleben
  • Geschichte 1800-1900
Label
First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island, Jon Sterngass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 374 pages
Isbn
9780801865862
Lccn
00011513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45068534
  • (OCoLC)ocm45068534
Label
First resorts : pursuing pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island, Jon Sterngass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 374 pages
Isbn
9780801865862
Lccn
00011513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45068534
  • (OCoLC)ocm45068534

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