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First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, & Coney Island
"At the dawn of the nineteenth century, Saratoga Springs hosted no more than a thousand hardy travelers yearly, Newport floundered in the midst of a fifty-year commercial decline, and Coney Island's beach resembled a wind-swept wilderness. A hundred years later, the number of summer visitors to Saratoga had increased a hundredfold, the antics of high society at Newport tra ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 20th 2001 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Terrifically informative and interesting. Fantastic details about the early years of Coney Island, Newport RI, and Saratoga Springs. For a volume that covers so much ground and investigates the socioeconomic impact of the three locales it is VERY readable.