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The American country club :its origins and development /James M. Mayo.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Mayo, James M.
Publication
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press
Date
c1998.
Description
The American country club movement parallels the rise of suburbanization in the United States. Its roots can be found in the exclusive city clubs and summer resorts of the nineteenth century; its growth reflects a desire for permanent and organized places where the wealthy could spend their free time. By the late nineteenth century, mass transportation enabled the wealthy to escape the confines of the city, and suburbanization began. Their pursuit of pleasure--in the form of city clubs, spas, summer resorts, and sophisticated sports--became the impetus for the country club, a place where the elite could combine their interests in sports, the outdoors, and relaxation while separating themselves from the masses. This book chronicles the social and economic evolution of this leisure landscape. Some critics feel that the country club represents a basic liberty of social choice whereas others view it as an unnecessary source of social discrimination.--From publisher description.
x, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Gift of the Vernacular Architecture Project, January 30, 2002.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-233) and index.
ISBN
0813524857
9780813524856
GUSN
254559
Call Number
Stacks HS2723.M39 1998
Descriptive terms
Clubs.
Country club
Country clubs History.
Geschichte.
Places
USA
United States

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