Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

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"Catherine Cocks has provided a new and fascinating look at cities. Rather than merely places to live and work, cities take shape as places to visit. Deeply researched, "Doing the Town" engagingly reveals how cities--once seen as suspect and dangerous--became comfortable and entertaining vacation destinations. Most importantly, Cocks persuasively argues, the growth of urban tourism helped to erode Victorian culture and fashion a modern America."--Cindy S. Aron, author of "Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the ...

Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915 2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520227460

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