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HIST/ANTH 264: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th C. U.S. (HC) Fall 2017

History/Anthropology 264: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th Century United States (Snyder) Fall 2017

Tourism and Leisure: Supplemental Readings


Veblen, Thorstein, The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899 (new York :Penguin Books), 1994.

Raiey, Sue, Creating Picturesque America,(Nashville : Vanderbilt University), 1994.

Sears, John F., Sacred Places : American Tourist Attractions in the Nineteenth Century ,(New York : Oxford University Press), 1989.

Sterngrass, Jon, First Resorts : Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport & Coney Island

Montgomery, Maureen E., Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Wharton’s New York, (New York: Routledge), 1998.

Resources in Haverford Special Collections

Hundreds of books about travel in the United States were published in the nineteenth century. If you do an advanced search in Tripod for "travel*," and limit to Haverford Special Collections and 1800-1900, you will get almost 500 results. A few examples of items you might wish to explore are below. Some were written by Americans, while others were written by those travellying to the U.S.

Collections, Links & Images

Major Image Collections for U.S. History