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See America First : Tourism and National Identity 1880-1940 (01 Edition)

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In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national market, and a middle class with money and time to spend on leisure. Focusing on the See America First slogan and idea employed at different times by railroads, guidebook publishers, Western boosters, and Good Roads advocates, she describes both the modern marketing strategies used to promote tourism and the messages of patriotism and loyalty embedded in the tourist experience. She shows how tourists as consumers participated in the search for a national identity that could assuage their anxieties about American society and culture.

Generously illustrated with images from advertisements, guidebooks, and travelogues, See America First demonstrates that the promotion of tourist landscapes and the consumption of tourist experiences were central to the development of an American identity.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-422) and index.

About the Author

“Shaffer’s book is a welcome, and indeed much needed, contribution to the growing body of literature on tourism in the United States, and even more specifically, on the relationship between tourism and nationalism. The book points to the increasing sophistication with which scholars are approaching the subject.”—Scott Zeman, H-Net Review

See America First is the first comprehensive assessment of tourism and the formation of a twentieth-century American identity. The voyage of discovery is both individual and national, cultural and personal. . . . Shaffer shows how local and regional businesses collaborated to create a national message that a willing nation embraced.”—Hal Rothman, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560989769
Subtitle:
Tourism and National Identity 1880-1940
Author:
Shaffer, Marguerite S.
Author:
SHAFFER MS
Author:
Shaffer, Marguerite
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Heritage tourism.
Subject:
Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
National characteristics, American -- History.
Subject:
Heritage tourism - United States -
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
20010917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
438
Dimensions:
9.05 x 6 x 1.05 in 1.45 lb

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