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Author Fisher, Colin (Robert Colin)

Title Urban green : nature, recreation, and the working class in industrial Chicago / Colin Fisher.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the Lithuanian worker and the Lake Michigan dunes -- Where Chicagoans found nature: an expedition with Leonard Dubkin, "Urban Ranger" -- Immigrants in "nature's nation" -- Turf: working-class ethnic youth culture and green space -- "The Negro speaks of rivers": African Americans and nature -- The nature of May Day: green space and working-class Chicago -- Conclusion: what we can learn from Chicago's cultures of nature.
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Summary In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones who sought respite in nature. In this book, historian Colin Fisher demonstrates that working-class white immigrants and African Americans in rapidly industrializing Chicago also fled the urban environment during their scarce leisure time.
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Language English.
Subject Leisure -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Nature -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Parks -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Outdoor recreation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Working class -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Leisure. (OCoLC)fst00996018
Nature -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01034606
Outdoor recreation. (OCoLC)fst01049159
Parks -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01053771
Urban ecology (Sociology) (OCoLC)fst01733718
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fisher, Colin (Robert Colin). Urban green 9781469619958 (DLC) 2014034901 (OCoLC)893452590
ISBN 9781469619972 (electronic book)
1469619970 (electronic book)
9781469619965 (ebook)
1469619962 (print)
9781469619965 (print)
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