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Killing time : leisure and culture in southwestern Pennsylvania, 1800-1850

Author: Scott C Martin
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Penn. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1995.
Series: Pittsburgh series in social and labor history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scott C. Martin examines leisure as a "contested cultural space" in which nineteenth-century Americans articulated and developed ideas about ethnicity, class, gender, and community. This new perspective demonstrates how leisure and sociability mediated the transition from an agricultural to an industrial society. Martin argues persuasively that south-western Pennsylvanians used leisure activities to create  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Scott C., 1959-
Killing time.
Pittsburgh, Penn. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)603997541
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott C Martin
ISBN: 0822939169 9780822939160
OCLC Number: 32821963
Description: x, 309 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cohesion and Diversity in Southwestern Pennsylvania Leisure --
The Transformation of Leisure: Commercialization, Fragmentation, and Privatization --
The Fourth of July in Southwestern Pennsylvania --
Leisure, Culture, and the Creation of Class --
Engendering Leisure --
The Reform of leisure: Cooperation and Conflict --
Epilogue: Leisure in the 1850s and Beyond.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in social and labor history.
Responsibility: Scott C. Martin.

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This work examines leisure as a "contested cultural space" in which 19th-century Americans articulated and developed ideas about ethnicity, class, gender and community. It shows how leisure and  Read more...

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