HIST 009 Essay 4

HIST 009 Essay 4 - Zane Giffen HIST 009-305 Professor...

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Zane Giffen HIST 009-305 Professor Ghazvinian Essay #4 – Straw Man and One Reason (Draft 1) Travel’s Inegalitarianism Around 1900 In the late nineteenth century, travel’s popularity reached new heights for both Americans and their English counterparts abroad. With the marked advancements in transportation technology, including the development of steam-driven ocean liners, the improvement and expansion of railroads, and the early workings of the modern automobile, travel was as simple and as widespread as it had ever been. The all-inclusive tours offered by Cook & Son and other travel agencies now made trips affordable for those not wealthy by birth. Moreover, hotels and restaurants that catered solely to middle-class family or those into “new money” began to sprout up in cities frequented by tourists. This new accessibility to travel by all social strata, however, did not necessarily to equate to increased equality between classes. On the contrary, travel only emphasized and broadened class distinctions and, thus, failed to become more egalitarian during
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