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Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

Monterey, California is home to the hugely successful Monterey Bay Aquarium and provided the setting for John Steinbeck's classic novel Cannery Row, yet the city's coastline was also the stage for a great shift in the junction of industry and tourism. From the late-nineteenth-century immigrant fisheries and the sardine boom of the interwar years and World War II, to the Southern Pacific Railroad's promotional campaigns and recent post-industrial tourism, Shaping the Shoreline looks at the ways in which Monterey has formed, and been formed by, the tension between labor and leisure. Connie Y. Chiang examines Monterey's development from a seaside resort to a working-class fishing town and, finally, to a tourist attraction again. Through the subjects of work, recreation, and environment - the intersections of which are applicable to communities across the United States and abroad - she documents the struggles and contests over this coastal region. By tracing Monterey's shift from what...

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