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Eight Hours for What We Will : Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1920 (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History)

Rosenzweig, Roy

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ISBN 10: 0521239168 / ISBN 13: 9780521239165
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1983
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Titel: Eight Hours for What We Will : Workers and ...

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Erscheinungsdatum: 1983

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Auflage: First Edition.

Art des Buches: Ex-Library

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In the first comprehensive study of American working-class recreation, Professor Rosenzweig takes us to the saloons, the ethnic and church picnics, the parks and playgrounds, the amusement parks, and the movie houses where industrial workers spent their leisure hours. Focusing on the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, he describes the profound changes that popular leisure underwent. Explaining what these pastimes and amusements tell us about the nature of working-class culture and class relations in this era, he demonstrates that in order fully to understand the working class experience it is necessary to explore the realm of leisure. For what workers did in the corner saloon, the neighbourhood park, the fraternal lodge hall, the amusement park, and the nickelodeon had a good deal of bearing on what happened inside the factories, the union halls, and the voting booths of America's industrial communities.

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Focusing on the city of Worcester, Massachusetts the author takes the reader to the saloons, the amusement parks, and the movie houses where American industrial workers spent their leisure hours, to explore the nature of working-class culture and class relations during this era.

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