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Amusing The Million

Amusing The Million
Author: John F. Kasson
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9780809001330
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Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity--and the many photographs, lithographs, engravings, and other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this lively thesis.
Amusing the Million
Language: un
Pages: 128
Authors: John F. Kasson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978-08-01 - Publisher: Hill and Wang
Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions
Amusing the Million
Language: un
Pages: 119
Authors: John F. Kasson
Categories: Coney Island (N.Y.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978-01-01 - Publisher: Macmillan
Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. "Amusing the Million" examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions
Amusing the Million
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: John F. Kasson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-01 - Publisher: Hill and Wang
Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions
The Best War Ever
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Michael C. C. Adams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-15 - Publisher: JHU Press
Was World War II really such a “good war”? Popular memory insists that it was, in fact, “the best war ever.” After all, we knew who the enemy was, and we understood what we were fighting for. The war was good for the economy. It was liberating for women. A
Rudeness and Civility
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: John F. Kasson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-09-01 - Publisher: Hill and Wang
With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the
Eight Hours for What We Will
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Roy Rosenzweig
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Focusing on the city of Worcester, Massachusetts the author takes the reader to the saloons, the amusement parks, and the movie houses where American industrial workers spent their leisure hours, to explore the nature of working-class culture and class relations during this era.
Cheap Amusements
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Kathy Peiss
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-19 - Publisher: Temple University Press
The dilemmas of work and leisure for women at the turn-of-the-century.
E Pluribus Barnum
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Bluford Adams
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
The first book to consider the career of P. T. Barnum from a cultural studies perspective. Phineas Taylor Barnum lived from 1810 until 1891, and in the eighty-one years of his life he created show business as we know it. In E Pluribus Barnum, Bluford Adams investigates the influence Barnum
Coney Island
Language: en
Pages: 117
Authors: Richard Snow
Categories: Amusement Parks
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher:
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Amusing the Million
Language: un
Pages: 119
Authors: John F. Kasson
Categories: Amusement Parks
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:
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