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Hardcover The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century Book

ISBN: 0231127243

ISBN13: 9780231127240

The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century

During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers headed off to the beach resort of Blackpool for entertainment and relaxation. However, by the middle of the century, a new type of park began to emerge, providing well-ordered, squeaky-clean, and carefully...

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