Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century by John F. Kasson uses the amusement park at Coney Island as a case study for a transformative period in American history when new economic and social conditions were leading to a new “mass culture.” It was this new culture, composed of both upper and lower classes, native-born and immigrants alike, which stood in “growing revolt against the genteel standards of taste and conduct” that were the norm of turn-of-the-century America.
Contente, Carlos M.
"Analysis of Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century; John F. Kasson,"
The Histories: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/the_histories/vol3/iss1/3