Contested Waters: A Social History Of Swimming Pools In America

Publisher: Henry Holth & Co (J)
SKU: DADAX080783100X
ISBN : 9780807831007
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Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect many of the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.

Specifications of Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

AuthorJeff Wiltse
EditionFirst Edition
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
Number Of Pages288
Publication Date2007-04-23
Height1 inch.
Length9.54 inch.
Width6.36 inch.
Weight1.2 pounds.

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