By John F. Kasson
Coney Island: the identify nonetheless resonates with a feeling of racy Brooklyn pleasure, the echo of beach-front well known leisure sooner than global struggle I. Amusing the Million examines the historic context within which Coney Island made its popularity as an leisure park and indicates how America's altering social and fiscal stipulations shaped the foundation of a brand new mass tradition. Exploring it afresh during this approach, John Kasson exhibits Coney Island not because the item of nostalgia yet as a harbinger of modernity--and the various pictures, lithographs, engravings, and different reproductions with which he amplifies his textual content help this energetic thesis.
Read Online or Download Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century (American Century) PDF
Best us travel books
Histories of Pasadena are wealthy in information about very important electorate, well-known traditions, and storied enclaves corresponding to Millionaires Row and Lamanda Park. however the legacies of Mexican americans and different Latino women and men who usually labored for Pasadena's wealthy and well-known were moderately preserved throughout the generations--even notwithstanding those electorate usually made amazing group contributions and lived in shut proximity to their employers.
Ideal for tourists, this first-ever improved version book covers 1,822 eating places in forty six significant markets as rated & reviewed through over 225,000 avid diners on plus. google. com/local. Browse or seek via situation, delicacies or targeted characteristic. as soon as you might have stumbled on definitely the right eating place for the get together, use the embedded hyperlinks to make on-line reservations.
A number of the oldest ancient websites within the usa are in and round St. Augustine, Florida—the historic urban. From castle San Diego within the north to Dixie road within the south, this ebook will advisor you to all of the top areas in mainland St. Johns County—as good as many extra on Anastasia Island. And within the old urban itself, notice greater than fifty sites—from the Castillo de San Marcos and town Gate to the nationwide Cemetery and Lincolnville.
The supper membership is a practice and now just a little of a phenomenon present in the higher Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. they're so unfashionable that they're coming again in to trend. With books out chronicling the heritage of this by way of long past period, overlaying every little thing from the unique supper golf equipment to the trendy incarnations of the as soon as well known style of consuming, the time is correct for a cookbook that includes the famed recipes from those institutions.
- Biking Portland: 55 Rides From the Willamette Valley to Vancouver
- Roswell USA: Towns That Celebrate UFOs, Lake Monsters, Bigfoot, and Other Weirdness
- Romancing the Roads: A Driving Diva's Firsthand Guide, West of the Mississippi
- Geology Underfoot in Western Washington
Additional resources for Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century (American Century)
Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century (American Century) by John F. Kasson