Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 June 2012

336 Pages | 35 halftones


ISBN: 9780199891924

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The Frontier of Leisure

Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America

Lawrence Culver

  • Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary Book from the Western Writers of America.
  • Examines how different ethnic groups participated in the building of a culture of leisure in the West.
  • Explores how the West created a culture of leisure in American society.
  • Reorients history of postwar suburbia by looking at its Western and Southwestern origins.