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The Resource American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt, John Beckman

American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt, John Beckman

Label
American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt
Title
American fun
Title remainder
four centuries of joyous revolt
Statement of responsibility
John Beckman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans have defied their stodgy rules and hierarchies with pranks, dances, stunts, and wild parties, shaping the national character in profound and lasting ways. In the nation's earlier eras, revelers flouted Puritans, Patriots pranked Redcoats, slaves lampooned masters, and forty-niners bucked the saddles of an increasingly uptight middle class. In the twentieth century, fun-loving Americans celebrated this heritage and pushed it even further: flappers barney-mugged in petting pantries, Yippies showered the New York Stock Exchange with dollar bills, and B-boys invented hip-hop in a war zone in the Bronx. This is the surprising and revelatory history that John Beckman recounts in American Fun. Tying together captivating stories of Americans' pursuit of happiness, and distinguishing between real, risky fun and the bland amusements that paved the way for Hollywood, Disneyland, and Xbox"--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckman, John
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E161
LC item number
.B43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amusements
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Label
American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt, John Beckman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxv, 402 pages
Isbn
9780307908179
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013021015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
2013021015
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt, John Beckman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxv, 402 pages
Isbn
9780307908179
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013021015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
2013021015
Other physical details
illustrations

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