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Secondary Sources

  • Aron, Cindy S. Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Brown, Dona.  Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
  • Cromwell, Adelaide M.  “The History of Oak Bluffs as a Popular Resort for Blacks” The Dukes County Intelligencer (2009): 47-69
  • Dresser, Thomas.  African Americans of Martha’s Vineyard: From Enslavement to Presidential Visit. Charleston, NC: The History Press, 2010.
  • Foster, Mark S. “In the Face of ‘Jim Crow’: Prosperous Blacks and Vacations, Travel and Outdoor Leisure, 1890-1945.” Journal of Negro History 84 Number 2, (1999): 130-149.
  • Graham, Lawrence Otis. Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.  New York: Harper Collins, 1999.
  • Hayden, Robert C. and Karen E. Hayden. African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  Boston, Mass.: Select Publications, 1999
  • Nelson, Jill. Finding Martha’s Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island. New York: Doubleday, 2005.
  • Patillo-McCoy, Mary.  Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril Among the Black Middle Class. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999
  • Price, H.H. and Gerald E. Talbot. Maine’s Visible Black History. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House, 2006
  • Smith, Valene L., ed. Hosts and Guests: the Anthropology of Tourism.  Second ed. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.
  • Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan. “‘Keep Going’: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow.” Ph.D. diss., University at Albany, 2009.


Archival Collections

  • Rock Rest Collection.  Milne Special Collections and Archives Department, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, N.H.
  • Guest Register, Cummings’ Guest House. African American Collection of Maine, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
  • Historic New England Library & Archives. Boston, Mass.