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  1. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America
    Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America
    Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America
    Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America
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  2. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

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From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect many of the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.

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Jeff Wiltse
Brand: The University of North Carolina Press
Used Book in Good Condition
The University of North Carolina Press
The University of North Carolina Press
29 illustrations, notes, bibliography, i
29 illustrations, notes, bibliography, i
The University of North Carolina Press
The University of North Carolina Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Moving, shocking and inspiring. The author offers an amazing glimpse of America's historical challenges with class, gender and race through a very unusual lens. I really enjoyed how Contested Waters celebrates the innocent beauty of children of all ages playing in water while outlining the perfect storm of complex social challenges that have been a burden to this country from its beginning. This could be the catalyst of a multitude of real conversations and actions that improve American life for all its citizens. Well done.
It provides much insight into the history of pools, but this is a sad history that shows just how little progress has been made as a society.
This is a must read for every teen or adult that believes history is simply about boring dead white people and inconsequential dates. Can you write a "real" history book that has valid arguments about.....SWIMMING POOLS? Dr. Wiltse has caught the attention of the young people of this nation who believed that history, real history, has to be about a President, King, or a General, and has taught us all that seemingly mundane events in the lives of common people, often overlooked, are history too!
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