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Contested waters : a social history of swimming pools in America

Author: Jeff Wiltse
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 19th-century public baths to private backyard havens, swimming pools have been a provocative symbol of American life. This social and cultural history of swimming pools in the US relates how,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Contested waters.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006031021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wiltse
ISBN: 9780807831007 080783100X
OCLC Number: 897030959
Notes: Printbegrænsninger : Der kan printes 40 sider pr. bog pr. session
Description: 1 online resource (x, 276 p. :) ill
Contents: Introduction : "just don't touch the water" --
A "peculiar kind" of bath : the origin of municipal pools in America --
"A means of physical culture" : the redefinition of municipal pools during the 1890s --
"A good investment in health, character, and citizenship" : municipal swimming pools in the Progressive Era --
Interlude : the traumatic early history of Fairgrounds Park Pool --
The "swimming pool age" : 1920 to 1940 --
"One for the white race and the other for the colored race" : the onset of racial discrimination, 1920 to 1940 --
"More sensitive than schools" : the struggle to desegregate municipal swimming pools --
"Alone in the backyard" : swimming pools in recent America --
Conclusion : the promise and reality of swimming pools as public spaces
Responsibility: Jeff Wiltse

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Carefully researched and well-written . . . a welcome beginning to a national story of public recreation.--American Historical Review

 
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