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Author Paris, Leslie.

Title Children's nature : the rise of the American summer camp / Leslie Paris.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.54209 P218c 2008    ---  Available
Description xi, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series American history and culture
American history and culture (New York University Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-346) and index.
Contents A warm history of modern childhood -- At work and at play : the making of camp "family" -- Small islands : the first summer camps -- "A home though away from home" : how parents, camp owners, and children forged camp networks -- Rituals of the season : the organization of camp community -- Between generations : tensions in the camp "family" -- Modernity and tradition in children's socialization -- Is it progress? modernity and authenticity in camp life -- Tans, tepees, and minstrel shows : race, primitivism, and camp community -- The pioneer ideal : camp history, American history, children's history -- Conclusion : "I had to go on in life" : from camp to childhood nostalgia.
Subject Camps -- United States -- History.
Children -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0814767079 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814767078 (cloth : alk. paper)

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