In working at play cindy aron offers the first full length history of how americans have vacationed from eighteenth century planters who summered in newport to twentieth century urban workers who headed for camps in the hillsin the early nineteenth century vacations were taken for health more than for fun as the wealthy traveled to watering places seeking cures for everything from . In working at play aron offers the first full length history of how americ indeed as cindy aron reveals in this intriguing account the american vacation has seen a constant tension between labor and leisure especially in the 19th and early 20th century when we often struggled to protect ourselves from the sin of idleness. Working at play a history of vacations in the united states user review kirkus an interesting if somewhat academic social history of the american vacation that examines the tension between the american work ethic and the concept of leisure. Read the full text online edition of working at play a history of vacations in the united states 1999 with vivid detail and much insight working at play offers a lively history of the vacation throwing new light on the place of work and rest in american culture excerpt vacations united states history. Working at play a history of vacations in the united states cultural tensions between work and play from the early 19th century when only a small elite were able to take a sojourn from
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