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Published: 01 April 2011

256 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065910

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Working-class Organisations and Popular Tourism, 1840-1970

Susan Barton

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Examines popular tourism in England and its evolution over two centuries, focusing on a major aspect of leisure studies and including much original research
  • Argues that campaigns by working class organisations in the 1930s led to legislation securing paid holidays for all
  • Focuses on the Great Exhibition of 1851, arguing that trips organised by friendly societies and other working class organisations were the first 'package holidays'
  • Covers the entire developmental history of the holidays of the industrial and white-collar working class from 1840-1970
  • Relevant for those studying the history of leisure as well as those on leisure studies courses

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