The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century by Gary Cross

The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century

byGary Cross, John K. Walton

Kobo ebook | December 5, 2005

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During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers heade

Gary S. Cross is professor of history at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of several titles, including An All-Consuming Century: Why Commercialism Won in Modern America (Columbia, 2000).John K. Walton is professor of social history at the University of Central Lancashire. His most recent book is The British Seaside: H...
Title:The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 5, 2005Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231502834

ISBN - 13:9780231502832

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The Playful Crowd does what few studies of leisure have attempted--compare tourism across time and space.