Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jeff Wiltse

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jeff Wiltse year 2010
  • Book name: Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America
  • Author: Jeff Wiltse
  • Release date: 2010/9/4
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9780807871270
  • Rating: 9.43 of 10
  • Votes: 62
  • Review by: Jason Boswell
  • Review rating: 9.04 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/17
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H21M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Black & Asian Studies, Social & Cultural History, Swimming & Diving, Sports Books, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: EPUB, MOBI, RB, PPT, PDF, DOC, TXT, WORD. Compressed in TAR.LZO, TBZ, TAR.GZ, ACE, ZIP, RAR, ALZ
  • Download servers: 4Shared, CmisSync, MEGA, FileServe, Google Drive
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.00 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x235x22.86mm
  • Weight: 408.23g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Chapel Hill, United States
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