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Atlantic Tourism

  • Niels Eichhorn
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Abstract

The nineteenth century witnessed not only a dramatic transformation in politics, racial issues, and economics; the emergence of steam vessels and railroads created possibilities for people to travel longer distances and to see exotic parts of the world, such as the Caribbean, the Plains of the United States, or the wild animals of West Africa. Well-off individuals have always been able to travel to remote locations, but possibilities increased dramatically during the nineteenth century. In addition, travel became more affordable for individuals with lower incomes. Localized travel was common around the Atlantic, for example, a low country South Carolina planter might abandoned the unhealthy coastal plains in the summer for the cooler and healthier spas and towns in the mountains. The nineteenth century saw the emergence of a professionally organized tourism industry.

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  • Niels Eichhorn
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  1. 1.Middle Georgia State UniversityMaconUSA

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