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WRPR 164: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th C. U.S. (HC) Spring 2022

Writing Program 164: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th Century United States (Snyder) Spring 2022

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

Tourism and Leisure: Scholarly Studies

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.