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Fun and games in twentieth-century America : a historical guide to leisure

Author: Ralph G Giordano
Publisher: Westport : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book describes how political, economic, and cultural events influenced the history and development of the leisure pursuits of Americans of different races and ethnic backgrounds during the 20th century." "Organized chronologically, this book is ideal for high school students, college students, and the general public. It identifies the most popular games, sports, and hobbies of social groups ranging from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giordano, Ralph G.
Fun and games in twentieth-century America.
Westport : Greenwood Press, 2003
(OCoLC)648380533
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph G Giordano
ISBN: 0313322163 9780313322167
OCLC Number: 51886428
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Progressive Era and reformers: 1900-1914 --
The War to end all wars: 1914-1918 --
Black death to black Tuesday: 1919-1929 --
The Great Depression and the New Deal: 1929-1939 --
The Good War and the aftermath: 1940-1946 --
Television, teenagers, and rock and roll: 1947-1964 --
The jet age and turbulence: 1964-1979 --
Yuppies, Star Wars, and MTV: 1980-1992 --
Generation X, the Internet, and virtual reality: 1992-2000.
Responsibility: Ralph G. Giordano.

Abstract:

"This book describes how political, economic, and cultural events influenced the history and development of the leisure pursuits of Americans of different races and ethnic backgrounds during the 20th century." "Organized chronologically, this book is ideal for high school students, college students, and the general public. It identifies the most popular games, sports, and hobbies of social groups ranging from the working class to the wealthy, along with their importance in American history. Over 51 photos illustrate the different leisure pursuits in their time periods."--Jacket.

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