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The Resource Contested Waters : a Social History of Swimming Pools in America

Contested Waters : a Social History of Swimming Pools in America

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Contested Waters : a Social History of Swimming Pools in America
Title
Contested Waters
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a Social History of Swimming Pools in America
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Language
eng
Summary
From 19th-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the U.S., 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 the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America
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EBLCP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Contested Waters : a Social History of Swimming Pools in America
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Contested Waters : a Social History of Swimming Pools in America
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9780807888988_wiltse
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "Just Don't Touch the Water"; 1 A "Peculiar Kind" of Bath: The Origin of Municipal Pools in America; 2 "A Means of Physical Culture": The Redefinition of Municipal Pools during the 1890s; 3 "A Good Investment in Health, Character, and Citizenship": Municipal Swimming Pools in the Progressive Era; Interlude: The Traumatic Early History of Fairgrounds Park Pool; 4 The "Swimming Pool Age": 1920 to 1940; 5 "One for the White Race and the Other for the Colored Race": The Onset of Racial Discrimination, 1920 to 1940
  • 6 "More Sensitive Than Schools": The Struggle to Desegregate Municipal Swimming Pools7 "Alone in the Backyard": Swimming Pools in Recent America; Conclusion: The Promise and Reality of Swimming Pools as Public Spaces; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807888988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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