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Epilogue

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

While technology has made it too easy to carry our work with us, it does not entirely explain why work intrudes into leisure. We could, after all, choose to leave our cell phones and laptops behind. ... More


Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Cindy S. Aron

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers a full-length history of how Americans have vacationed. In the early 19th century, it shows that vacations were taken for health more than for fun, as the wealthy traveled to ... More


“Vacations do not appeal to them …”: Extending Vacations to the Working Class

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The 19th century had afforded few members of the working class the opportunity for a vacation. Toward the end of the century, some working-class people found other means to eke pleasure out of ... More


Recuperation and Recreation: The Pursuit of Health and Genteel Pleasures

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter charts the foundation of resorts in the United States, the development of the first American vacationing public, and the debate over leisure that emerged toward the middle decades of the ... More


“Summer hotels are everywhere …”: A Flood of Vacationers

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Beginning in the 1850s and only temporarily interrupted by the Civil War, the growth of vacationing in the United States proceeded rapidly in the three decades after 1870. Railroads played a critical ... More


“A jaunt … agreeable and instructive”: The Vacationer as Tourist

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The history of tourism cannot be entirely subsumed within the history of vacations. Some people became tourists without being on vacation at all; business travelers, for example, who “did” the sights ... More


“Unfashionable, but for once happy!”: Camping Vacations

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The last quarter of the 19th century witnessed the emergence of camping as an increasingly prevalent form of vacationing. As early as the 1850s, some members of the elite began tramping off into the ... More


Crossing Class and Racial Boundaries: Vacationing in the Early Twentieth Century

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

By the 1920s, a variety of people in the United States were becoming vacationers. Many who once could manage only a one-day excursion to an amusement park, beach, or lake were participating in an ... More


“It's worthwhile to get something from your holiday”: Vacationing During the Depression

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The economic depression would seem an inhospitable climate for vacations in the United States. Surprisingly, evidence suggests that Americans continued to promote, endorse, and take vacations. ... More


Different Ways of Life

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Max Weber's journey through five states—Atlanta, Georgia; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee; Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Washington, ... More


Holidays and New Rituals of Innocence

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and birthdays are rituals invented by adults to evoke in their children the wonder of innocence. The images of the cute child were realized in these rituals, very often ... More


Introduction

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This introductory chapter discusses the skills of vacationing. It first describes the tourist spots in Santa Cruz, before addressing the question “What is a tourist?” It examines tourism and the ... More


Telling Stories

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the idea of telling stories during vacations, starting with vacation videos and vacation albums. It studies the phenomenon of tourist narratives for the last two centuries, ... More


Conclusion

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the end of the 1920s tourism in the South had became a mass phenomenon. Even though the southern imagery was set in the public conscious by the end of First World War, the number of tourists ... More


“Part of It All One Must Become”: Progressive in Wartime, 1915–1918

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1915 to 1918. After the 1914 elections, Roche was so exhausted that she finally accepted Read Lewis's invitation to take a short break in ... More


Introduction

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

More than just yearly rituals in which we connect with friends and family, vacations are also exercises in self-definition. In affording time away from the demands of everyday life, vacations ... More


“through the streets in bathing costumes”: Resort Vacations, 1850–1900

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

During the 19th century, American resorts varied widely—in size, cost, location, clientele. Some resorts were small towns that swelled to crowded, minimetropolises during the summer season. Other ... More


“No late hours, no headache in the morning …”: Self-Improvement Vacations

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the years after 1850, religious camp meetings continued to do what they had been doing since the turn of the 19th century—attract those in search of spiritual regeneration. During these decades, ... More


On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Orvar Lofgren

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of “learning to be a tourist” have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have ... More


Gringos in Paradise

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins a survey of economic motivations for southbound border runs with a discussion of U.S. citizens lured by the promise of cheaper cost of living south of the border, often in ... More


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