ISBN-10:
0813528429
ISBN-13:
9780813528427
Pub. Date:
01/01/2001
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
The Making of American Resorts: Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, and Lake George / Edition 1

The Making of American Resorts: Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, and Lake George / Edition 1

by Theodore Corbett

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ISBN-13: 9780813528427
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Theodore Corbett is a historian and member of the St. Augustine Historical Society. He has been previously published by Rutgers University Press and University of Oklahoma Press

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
List of Tablesxiii
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introduction: The Creation of Resorts1
Part 1.Early Resorts13
1.The Tradition of the English Spa15
2.The Rise and Fall of Ballston Spa as a Resort27
3.The Reluctant Resort: Caldwell on Lake George40
Part 2.The Establishment of Saratoga Springs as the Leading Resort57
4.The Development of Public Spaces59
5.Accommodations: Private Spaces for the Public83
6.Alleys as Support Spaces100
Part 3.The Resort Workforce125
7.The Building Trades127
8.The African American Presence144
9.The Irish156
Part 4.Catering to a Diverse Clientele169
10.Native American Encampments as Tourist Attractions171
11.Wickedness versus Pleasure: The Religious Solution185
12.Setting the Standards for Resort Society208
13.The Nature of Visitors223
Epilogue: Why Do Resorts Succeed?243
Notes251
Index275

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