By John F. Kasson
Coney Island: the identify nonetheless resonates with a feeling of racy Brooklyn pleasure, the echo of beach-front well known leisure ahead of global struggle I. Amusing the Million examines the old context during which Coney Island made its recognition as an enjoyment park and indicates how America's altering social and monetary stipulations shaped the foundation of a brand new mass tradition. Exploring it afresh during this approach, John Kasson exhibits 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 aid this energetic thesis.
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