Coney Island: the name still resonates
with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front
popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million
examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its
reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing
social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass
culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney
Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of
modernity - and the many photographs, lithographs, engravings, and
other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this
Condition: Very good. Short
personal message inside front cover.
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