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Eight Hours for What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1920

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Context: 1. Workers in an industrial city, 1870-1920; Part II. Culture: The Working-Class World of the Late Nineteenth-Century: 2. The rise of the saloon; 3. Immigrant workers and the fourth of july; Part III. Conflict: Struggles Over Working-Class Leisure in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: 4. The struggle over the saloon, 1870-1910; 5. The struggle over recreational space: the development of parks and playgrounds; 6. The struggle over the fourth: the safe and sane july fourth movement and the immigrant working class; Part IV. Culture, Conflict, and Change: The Working-Class World of the Early Twentieth Century: 7. The commercialization of leisure: the rise of a leisure market and the persistence of the saloon; 8. From rum shop to Rialto: workers and movies; Conclusion; Abbreviations used in notes; Notes; A note on sources; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521313971
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
Rosenzweig, Roy
Author:
Fogel, Robert
Author:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Labor and laboring classes
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Worcester
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Leisure - Massachusetts - Worcester - History
Subject:
Leisure - Massachusetts - Worcester - History - 19th century
Subject:
Leisure - Massachusetts - History - 20th century
Subject:
Working class - Recreation - Massachusetts - Worcester - History - 19th century
Subject:
Working class - Recreation - Massachusetts - Worcester - History - 20th century
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Working class - Recreation - Massachusetts -
Subject:
Working class - Massachusetts - Worcester -
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Interdisciplinary perspectives on modern history
Series Volume:
v. 30, no. 4
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.99x6.02x.92 in. 1.05 lbs.

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