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- DescriptionThis title presents a story of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure. From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect many of the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.
- Author BiographyJEFF WILTSE is associate professor of history at the University of Montana.
- Author(s)Jeff Wiltse
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication15/02/2010
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Note29 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
- Weight390 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
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