Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp (American History and Culture) Paperback – May 10, 2010
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
“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.”
“Fluently written, well researched, alert to the wider picture, this book is an important contribution.”
-American Historical Review
“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
“A well-argued and impressively researched contribution to the field of the history of childhood.”
“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.”
About the Author
Leslie Paris is Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia.
Top Customer Reviews