Contested Waters Jeff Wiltse

Contested Waters

Author: Jeff Wiltse
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Book Title
Contested Waters
Author
Jeff Wiltse
ISBN
9780807871270
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. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jeff WiltsePublisher: University of North Carolina PressPublished: 05/01/2010ISBN: 9780807871270Pages: 276Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 06/13/2010 pg. 28
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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jeff Wiltse
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 05/01/2010
ISBN: 9780807871270
Pages: 276
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 06/13/2010 pg. 28
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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jeff Wiltse
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 05/01/2010
ISBN: 9780807871270
Pages: 276
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 06/13/2010 pg. 28