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Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp (American History and Culture) Paperback – May 10, 2010
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“A well-argued and impressively researched contribution to the field of the history of childhood.”
“Paris’s fine book on American summer camps nicely demonstrates how social and cultural historians can connect this autonomous world of children with the history of childhood.”
-American Journal of Play
“Paris brings to life the wonder of summer camp. . . . This book will be of great value to those interested in recreation and leisure in Norht America, and it will delight those who have their own summer camp experiences. . . . Highly recommended.”
“Using an impressive array of camp records, memoirs, social scientific literature, and, most entertainingly, children’s letters and diaries, Paris brings alive the experiences and motivations of the camp directors, parents, and campers.”
“Fluently written, well researched, alert to the wider picture, this book is an important contribution.”
-American Historical Review
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