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Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

David Schuyler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Hudson River Valley was the first iconic American landscape. Beginning as early as the 1820s, artists and writers found new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world ... More


Post-proletarian Tourism: The New Soviet Person Takes to the Road

Diane P. Koenker

in Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451539
eISBN:
9780801467738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451539.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on the expansion of Soviet tourism, which took off particularly dramatically in the 1960s, and it follows Soviet tourists in their first exposure to travel abroad. Beginning in ... More


The Proletarian Tourist in the 1930s: Seeking the Good Life on the Road

Diane P. Koenker

in Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451539
eISBN:
9780801467738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451539.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores the experiences of tourists in both independent travel and package tours and shows how in the 1930s, proletarian and Soviet tourists competed for cultural hegemony and fiscal ... More


Arundhati Roy’s “Return to the Things Themselves”: Phenomenology and the Challenge of Justice

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, which tackles specific lineages of oppression as well as the nature and genesis of human brutality using layered metaphorics ... More


Epilogue: Out of the Sailor’s Den, into the Tourist Trap

Brian Rouleau

in With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452338
eISBN:
9780801455087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452338.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue traces the significance of the decline of the deepwater maritime industry. By 1870, the largest community of Americans overseas was no longer common sailors but wealthy tourists. This ... More


The Tourists’ River: Experiencing the Hudson Valley

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the development of tourism in the Hudson Valley. According to historian John Sears, there were three prerequisites for the emergence of tourism in nineteenth-century America: ... More


The Artist’s River: Thomas Cole

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the life and work of Thomas Cole, the artist most closely associated with the Hudson River. Cole was a devoted landscape tourist who traveled extensively throughout the valley ... More


Memory without Tourism: Traces of the Southern Campaigns

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the limited interactions with Southern Revolutionary War battlefields that Americans experienced, as well as the relative indifference many held toward those places. With ... More


The Mirage of Development: Yingxiu Township

Christian P. Sorace

in Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707537
eISBN:
9781501708503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707537.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the contradictions of what it calls the political aesthetics of development by focusing on the reconstruction of Yingxiu Township both as a showcase of state capacity and as a ... More


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