Hard at play : leisure in America, 1840-1940 / edited by Kathryn Grover.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




vi, 262 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Leisure History
Leisure Social aspects History
Recreation History
Recreation Social aspects History
Recreaciâon Aspectos sociales Historia Congresos


Grover, Kathryn, 1953-
Symposium "American Play, 1820-1900" (1987 : Strong Museum)


Introduction : are we having fun yet? / Katherine C. Grier -- Recreation in a Christian America : Ocean Grove and Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1869-1914 / Glenn Uminowicz -- "The Germans take care of our celebrations" : middle-class Americans appropriate German ethnic culture in Buffalo in the 1850s / David A. Gerber -- Roller-skating toward industrialism / Dwight W. Hoover -- American angling : the rise of urbanism and the romance of the rod and reel / Colleen J. Sheehy -- "Another branch of manly sport" : American rifle games, 1840-1900 / Russell S. Gilmore -- A room with a view : the parlor stereoscope, comic stereographs, and the psychic role of play in Victorian America / Shirley Wajda.
Ladies of leisure : domestic photography in the nineteenth century / Madelyn Moeller -- Children's play in American autobiographies, 1820-1914 / Bernard Mergen -- Fox and geese in the school yard : play and America's country schools, 1870-1940 / Andrew Gulliford -- The natural limits of unstructured play, 1880-1914 / Donald J. Mrozek.


Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press ;
Rochester, N.Y. : Strong Museum


vi, 262 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


"This collection of essays originated from the Symposium "American Play, 1820-1900" which took place at the Strong Museum on November 6 and 7, 1987"--Introduction.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-250) and index.
Rodris Roth Library.


0870237926 (alk. paper)
0870237934 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Roth GV53.H28 1992
Stacks GV53.H28 1992

Material Type



United States