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The frontier of leisure : Southern California and the shaping of modern America

Author: Lawrence Culver
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Frontier of Leisure examines the centrality of leisure to the history of Southern California, and how the region's tourist resorts and residential recreation influenced the nation, from ranch  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Culver
ISBN: 9780199891924 0199891923
OCLC Number: 811404022
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: 317 p : ill
Contents: Prologue: The View from Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A. ; Ch 1: Inventing the Frontier of Leisure: Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Creation of the "Great Southwest" ; Ch 2: The City of Leisure: The Contested History of Public Recreation in Los Angeles ; Ch 3: The Island of Leisure: Tourism and the Transformation of Santa Catalina Island, 1887-1919 ; Ch 4: Westward the Course of Leisure Takes Its Way: Santa Catalina in the Wrigley Era ; Ch 5: The Oasis of Leisure: Palm Springs before 1941 ; Ch 6: Making the Desert Modern: Palm Springs after World War II ; Ch 7: From Resorts to the Ranch House: Southern California's Culture of Leisure and the Making of the Suburban Sunbelt ; Epilogue: The View from Mount San Jacinto ; Notes ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Lawrence Culver.
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Beach tans, bungalows, and the California dream drive historian Culver's smart and insightful exploration of the region's lasting association with tourism and recreation. Publisher's Weekly

 
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