In this Book

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In The Jersey Shore, Dominick Mazzagetti provides a modern re-telling of the history, culture, and landscapes of this famous region, from the 1600s to the present. The Shore, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, became a national resort in the late 1800s and contributes enormously to New Jersey’s economy today. The devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 underscored the area’s central place in the state’s identity and the rebuilding efforts after the storm restored its economic health. 

Divided into chronological and thematic sections, this book will attract general readers interested in the history of the Shore: how it appeared to early European explorers; how the earliest settlers came to the beaches for the whaling trade; the first attractions for tourists in the nineteenth century; and how the coming of railroads, and ultimately automobiles, transformed the Shore into a major vacation destination over a century later. Mazzagetti also explores how the impact of changing national mores on development, race relations, and the environment, impacted the Shore in recent decades and will into the future. Ultimately, this book is an enthusiastic and comprehensive portrait by a native son, whose passion for the region is shared by millions of beachgoers throughout the Northeast.   
 

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Map
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 1. The Ever-Changing Shore
  2. pp. 8-22
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  1. 2. 1664–1764: A Few Desolate Beaches
  2. pp. 23-47
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  1. 3. 1765–1850: The Rise of Resorts
  2. pp. 48-64
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  1. 4. 1850–1900: Railroads, Atlantic City, and Long Branch
  2. pp. 65-83
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  1. 5. Religion at the Jersey Shore
  2. pp. 84-106
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  1. 6. The Rise of Resorts, Monmouth County
  2. pp. 107-131
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  1. 7. Shipwrecks, Lifesaving, and Lighthouses
  2. pp. 132-156
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  1. 8. The Rise of Resorts, Ocean County
  2. pp. 157-175
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  1. 9. Fires, Storms, and War
  2. pp. 176-196
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  1. 10. The Rise of Resorts, Atlantic County
  2. pp. 197-210
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  1. 11. Fish, Fish, and Boats
  2. pp. 211-229
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  1. 12. The Rise of Resorts, Cape May County, and the Lore of the Shore
  2. pp. 230-249
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  1. 13. The Twentieth Century: Transformation
  2. pp. 250-275
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  1. 14. The Twenty-First-Century Shore
  2. pp. 276-302
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  1. The Future of the Jersey Shore
  2. pp. 303-310
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 311-312
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 313-332
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 333-352
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Photographs
  2. pp. 355-378
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813593777
Related ISBN
9780813593746
MARC Record
OCLC
1035633092
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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