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- DescriptionThough the history of tipping can be traced to the Middle Ages, the practice did t become widespread until the late 19th century. Initially, Americans reviled the custom, branding it un - American and undemocratic. The opposition gradually faded away and tipping became an American institution. The government was fairly quick to recognize tips as taxable income, but were far slower to use them in the calculation of unemployment insurance payments and social security benefits. Individuals came to grudgingly accept the practice, but many remain uncomfortable in tipping situations. From its beginnings in Europe to its development as a quintessentially American trait, this work provides a social history of tipping customs and how the United States became a nation of tippers.
- Author BiographyVeteran entertainment-media researcher Kerry Segrave is the author of numerous works of social history. His books have covered such topics as ticket scalping, tipping, baldness, vending machines, drive-in theaters, suntanning, jukeboxes, smoking, swindling, lie detectors, shoplifting, and walking, among many others exploring popular culture. He lives in British Columbia.
- Author(s)Kerry Segrave
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/04/2009
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight272 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine13 mm
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