By John F. Kasson
Coney Island: the identify nonetheless resonates with a feeling of racy Brooklyn pleasure, the echo of beach-front renowned leisure ahead of global conflict I. Amusing the Million examines the old context during which Coney Island made its popularity as an enjoyment park and exhibits how America's altering social and fiscal stipulations shaped the foundation of a brand new mass tradition. Exploring it afresh during this approach, John Kasson indicates Coney Island not because the item of nostalgia yet as a harbinger of modernity--and the numerous photos, lithographs, engravings, and different reproductions with which he amplifies his textual content help this full of life thesis.
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