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Heading Out A History of American Camping

Author: YoungTerence
Publisher: Ithaca Cornell University Press 2017
Series: American Institutions and Society; American Institutions and Society Ser
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Heading Out -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction Roughing It Smoothly -- 1. Adventures in the Wilderness William H. H. Murray and the Beginning of Recreational Camping -- 2. The Art of Camping Roughing It during the Decades before Automobiles -- 3. Let's Hit the Motor-Camping Trail The Automobile Transforms Camping -- 4. The Garage in the Forest E. P. Meinecke and the Development of the Modern Auto  Read more...
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Young,Terence
Heading Out : A History of American Camping
Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2017
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: YoungTerence
ISBN: 9781501712838 1501712837
OCLC Number: 1021119904
Accession No: (DE-627)89112859X (DE-576)9891128598 (DE-599)GBV89112859X (OCoLC)1021119904 (EBC)EBC4882519 (EBL)4882519 (EBR)11400300 (RPAM)1015842 (EBP)036052655
Awards: Winner of John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize (Association of American Geographers) 2018 (United States)
Winner of Western History Association Book Awards 2018 (United States)
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (382 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Roughing It Smoothly1. Adventures in the Wilderness: William H. H. Murray and the Beginning of Recreational Camping2. The Art of Camping: Roughing It during the Decades before Automobiles3. Let's Hit the Motor-Camping Trail: The Automobile Transforms Camping4. The Garage in the Forest: E. P. Meinecke and the Development of the Modern Auto Campground5. Liberalizing the Campground: W. J. Trent Jr. and the Struggle against National Park Segregation6. A Clearer Picture of This Country: Trailer Camping to Discover America7. A Renewal of Our Faith and Ideals: The Development of Backpacking and Long-Distance TrailsEpilogue: The Decline and Promise of American Camping
Series Title: American Institutions and Society; American Institutions and Society Ser

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In Heading Out, Young takes the reader out into nature and explores with them the history of camping in the United States.  Read more...

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"Carefully written and highly readable." * Journal of Sport History * "Has America seen its heyday of camping peak? Is sleeping under the stars now on a slow downward trajectory, not unlike the dying Read more...

 
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