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Author Fisher, Colin (Robert Colin)

Title Urban green : nature, recreation, and the working class in industrial Chicago / Colin Fisher
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction: the Lithuanian worker and the Lake Michigan dunes -- Where Chicagoans found nature: an expedition with Leonard Dubkin, "Urban Ranger" -- Immigrants in "nature's nation" -- Turf: working-class ethnic youth culture and green space -- "The Negro speaks of rivers": African Americans and nature -- The nature of May Day: green space and working-class Chicago -- Conclusion: what we can learn from Chicago's cultures of nature
Summary In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones who sought respite in nature. In this book, historian Colin Fisher demonstrates that working-class white immigrants and African Americans in rapidly industrializing Chicago also fled the urban environment during their scarce leisure time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Leisure -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Nature -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Outdoor recreation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Parks -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Working class -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Nature -- Social aspects.
Outdoor recreation.
Parks -- Social aspects.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Working class.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469619962