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Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

by Cindy Sondik Aron

Publisher:Oxford Univ. Press



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Working at Play Presents the history of how Americans have vacationed. This book shows that in the early 19th century vacations were taken for health more than for fun. But starting in the 1850s the growth of a white-collar middle class and the expansion of railroads made vacationing a mainstream activity. Full description

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