Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream

Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream

By: Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt (author)Paperback

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A magisterial overview of the history of the fight for leisure in the United States

About Author

Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt is a Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Iowa. He is also the author of Kellogg's Six-Hour Day and Work Without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work (both Temple).

Contents

Preface Introduction: Higher Progress-the Forgotten American Dream 1 The Kingdom of God in America: Progress as the Advance of Freedom 2 Labor and the Ten-Hour System 3 Walt Whitman: Higher Progress at Mid-century 4 The Eight-Hour Day: Labor from the Civil War to the 1920s 5 Infrastructures of Freedom 6 Labor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Dream 7 Challenges to Full-Time, Full Employment 8 Labor Turns from Shorter Hours to Full-Time, Full Employment 9 Higher Progress Fades, Holdouts Persist 10 The Eclipse of Higher Progress and the Emergence of Overwork Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781439907153
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781439907153
  • ISBN10: 1439907153

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