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Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century

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Quaint, charming, nostalgic New England: rustic fishing villages, romantic seaside cottages, breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful rural settings. In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged and came to shape the landscape, economy, and culture of a region.

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Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 17th 1997 by Smithsonian Books
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Mary Catelli
First tourism in America was the American grand tour, which consisted of cities, cities, cities. Church services, jails, legislatures in session -- those were the sights. But the fashionable tour started to take in the scenery, like Niagara. Some of it was sublime, some of the wilderness was picturesque, but "beautiful" remained the pleasant farmland on the sides of the river, serene and orderly and settled. One tourist said that the trees were not so worthwhile because in England, they would in ...more
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I have been reading this book forever as I've been carrying it around in my briefcase. that aside, it was a fascinating and informative look at what we take for granted as feeling "New England"
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