New York Hotel Experience

Cultural and Societal Impacts of an American Invention

Annabella Fick

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New York Hotel Experience

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9783837637816

344 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

New York Hotel Experience

Cultural and Societal Impacts of an American Invention

Annabella Fick

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For more than two hundred years hotels have played a significant role in American history. The modern hotel is even an American invention. In five case studies of iconic New York hotels, this book presents the hotel experience of the white upper class, literati, young artists, African Americans, and Jewish Americans in the twentieth century. Using a variety of texts, including autobiographies, movies, and novels, the impact of the hotel experience on society and culture—which has been neglected until now—becomes apparent. This unique approach offers a new way of reading New York and helps to better understand the city's special dynamics.

About the Author

Annabella Fick works as an academic advisor for Cusanuswerk, a scholarship program for highly gifted Catholic students.