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100 1  Cocks, Catherine,|d1967-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       names/n00040641 
245 10 Doing the town :|bthe rise of urban tourism in the United 
       States, 1850-1915 /|cCatherine Cocks. 
264  1 Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|c2001. 
300    xiii, 287 pages ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 00 |g1.|tStrangers and Visitors; Or, The Impossibility of 
       Tourism in American Cities, 1830s-1870s|g9 --|t"Leisure Is
       the Parent of Mischief"|g12 --|t"Localities and Objects of
       Interest"|g25 --|g2.|tRefining Travel: Railroads and Extra
       -Fare Cars, 1850-1915|g41 --|t"Vexations and Annoyances"
       |g43 --|tDemocratic Luxury|g52 --|g3.|tAt Home in the City
       : First-Class Urban Hotels, 1850-1915|g70 --|t"The 
       Tangible Republic"|g72 --|tMasters and Servants|g88 --|g4.
       |t"Why Not Visit Chicago": Tour Companies and City 
       Business Organizations, 1870-1915|g106 --|t"The Raw and 
       the Cook'd"|g109 --|tSelling the City|g125 --|g5.|t"An 
       Individuality All Its Own": Tourist City and Tourist 
       Citizens, 1876-1915|g143 --|tUrban Personality and the 
       Tourist|g145 --|tCreating Urban Landscapes|g156 --|g6.
       |t"The Noble Spectacle": Historical Walking Tours and 
       Ethnic Slumming, 1890s-1915|g174 --|t"A Sweet and Stately 
       Epic"|g176 --|t"A Panopticon of Peep Shows"|g186. 
520    Tourists and Travelers in the early nineteenth century saw
       American cities as ugly spaces, lacking the art and 
       history that attracted thousands to the great cities of 
       Europe. By the turn of the century, however, city touring 
       became popular in the United States, and the era saw the 
       rise of elegant hotels, packaged tours, and train travel 
       to cities for vacations that would entertain and edify. 
       This fascinating cultural history, studded with vivid 
       details bringing the experience of Victorian-era travel 
       alive, explores the beginnings of urban tourism, and sets 
       the phenomenon within a larger cultural transformation 
       that encompassed fundamental changes in urban life and 
       national identity. 
520 80 Focusing mainly on New York, San Francisco, Washington, 
       D.C., and Chicago, Catherine Cocks describes what it was 
       like to ride on Pullman cars, stay in the grand hotels, 
       and take in the sights of the cities. Her evocative 
       narrative draws on innovative readings of sources such as 
       guidebooks, travel accounts, tourist magazines, and the 
       journalism of the era. She uses this material to elaborate
       many interesting facets of urban popular culture and to 
       show that the practice of urban tourism was an important 
       element in the erosion of Victorian sensibilities. 
520 80 As she explores the full cultural context in which city 
       touring became popular, Cocks ties together many themes in
       urban and cultural history for the first time, such as the
       relationships among class, gender, leisure, and the uses 
       and perceptions of urban space. Offering especially lively
       reading. Doing the Town provides a memorable journey into 
       the experience of the new urban tourist at the same time 
       it makes a sophisticated contribution to our understanding
       of the urban and cultural development of the United 
       States. 
650  0 Tourism|zUnited States.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh2008112940 
650  0 Cities and towns|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
       sh85026130|zUnited States.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       names/n78095330 
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