Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney Island no longer as I. “Amusing the Million” examines the historical context in which Coney Island. John Kasson’s Amusing the Million paints a picture of Coney Island as an escapade from industrialized urban life in which strict societal codes. Find Amusing the Million by Kasson, John F at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Not as interesting as I hoped it would be, but it was still filled with many important facts. But it’s milliob really interesting to think about the high-low million between things like Central Park and Coney Island, and the ideas of who is making culture for whom.


Please email us if you require a specific, detailed description of the book condition. His inquiry into the nature and significance of Coney Island as part of the American experience provides a brilliant device for understanding major transformations in American culture at the turn of the century Kasson manages to demonstrate an obvious soft spot for Coney and its main amusement parks Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland without making this a fan’s treatment.

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Amusing the Million by Kasson, John F

Feb 13, Amusimg rated it really liked it Shelves: Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. These genteel reformers built museums, symphonies, and libraries to institutionalize a formal cultural life based upon moral integrity and self-control 4.

kassson The main district was called White City and kept purposely distinct from a livelier district called the Midway which was more popular among the public. Pages with related products.

Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

While I have found Kasson’s other work to be very compelling, this piece largely amounts to a picture book of Coney Island. These are the questions asked and then answered, at least to the satisfaction of the author. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Aug 10, Elizabeth Bradley added it.


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.

Amusing the Million

Would you like to tell kassoj about a amusinf price? Lots of great photos. Want to Read saving…. Pretty informative and interesting. I only wish that the analysis was a little more in depth and the decline of Coney Island was explored more.

I was required to read this book for American Studies, but actually ended up enjoying it. I would recommend it, if are into history and want to learn the “magic of Coney Island’s history”. This was a great book and exactly the one I needed for my Diversity Class. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.