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Heading Out : A History of American Camping

Author: Terence Young
Publisher: Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press [2017] © 2017
Series: American Institutions and Society
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to the RV lifestyle who move their homes from state to state as season and whim dictate? Terence Young would say: all of the above. Camping is one of the country's most popular pastimes-tens of millions of Americans go  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
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: Terence Young
ISBN: 9781501712838 1501712837
OCLC Number: 1165458584
Language Note: In English.
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.
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
Responsibility: Terence Young.

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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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