Working at Play A History of Vacations in the United States
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Description: In Working at Play, Aron offers the first full-length history of how Americans have vacationed. In the early 19th century, Aron shows, vacations were taken for health more than for fun, as the wealthy travelled to watering places, seeking cures for everything from consumption to rheumatism. But starting in the 1850s the growth of a white-collar middle class and the expansion of railroads made vacationing a mainstream activity. Aron charts this growth with grace and insight, tracing the rise of new vacation spots as the nation and the middle class blossomed.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Recuperation and Recreation: The Pursuit of Health and Genteel Pleasures|
|""Summer hotels are everywhere"": A Flood of|
|""No late hours, no headache in the morning"": Self-Improvement Vacations|
|""a jaunt... agreeable and instructive"": The Vacationer as Tourist|
|""Unfashionable, but for once happy!"": Camping Vacations|
|Into the Twentieth Century|
|""Vacations do not appeal to them"": Extending Vacations to the Working Class|
|Crossing Class and Racial Boundaries: Vacationing in the Early Twentieth Century|
|""It's worthwhile to get something from your holiday"": Vacationing During the Depression|