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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 earlier than international warfare I. Amusing the Million examines the ancient context during which Coney Island made its popularity as an leisure park and exhibits how America's altering social and monetary stipulations shaped the root of a brand new mass tradition. Exploring it afresh during this means, John Kasson exhibits Coney Island not because the item of nostalgia yet as a harbinger of modernity--and the various photos, lithographs, engravings, and different reproductions with which he amplifies his textual content aid this energetic thesis.

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