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Tourism in New York

Additional Resources

American Camp Association
The American Camp Association’s timeline of the history of summer camps.

The American 'Right' to a Vacation
Brief scholarly article about the history of vacations in the U.S.

A Brief History of Presidential Vacations
Article outlining some interesting vacations of past Presidents of the U.S.

A Brief History Of: Summer Vacation
An article from Time magazine describing the history of summer vacation.

Erie Canal Time Machine
Web resource from the New York State Archives highlights key time periods in the history of the Erie Canal through the use of primary source images and documents.

The Five Themes of Geography
Definitions and explanations of the 5 Themes of Geography.

"Geotourism": Tips for Taveling without Trampling
National Geographic article about geotourism.

I Love NY
Official New York State Tourism website.

PBS Kids, Wayback: Yipee! It's time for...Summer Vacation
PBS website for kids examining some examples of summer vacation spots and their histories.

Throughout the Ages
Web resource from the New York State Archives including many primary source images and documents related to recreation with educational activities.

What President Took the Longest Vacation? (And Other Fun Facts)
Presidential vacation trivia from the History News Network of George Mason University.

Xpeditions Atlas
The “Xpeditions” atlas from National Geographic.  Allows you to view and print atlas maps of various countries and regions.

Aron, Cindy S.   Working at Play:  A History of Vacations in the United States.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
A study of the history of vacations in the U.S.

Kindersley, Dorling.  Eyewitness Kids’ Travel Guides: New York. New York: DK Publishing, 2000.

Lofgren, Orvar.  On Holiday: A History of Vacationing.  Berkeley.: University of California Press, 2002.
A scholarly study of the history of tourism in the U.S. and Europe.

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