The March of Spare Time

Explores how and why leisure became an object of such intense interest, concern, and surveillance during the Great Depression.

The March of Spare Time
The Problem and Promise of Leisure in the Great Depression

Susan Currell

2005 | 248 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $22.50
American History | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Re-creation of Leisure
1. The Problem and Promise
2. Preparing for Spare Time
3. National Recovery of Recreation
4. The March of Culture
5. Shopping for Leisure
6. Motion Pictures and Dance Halls
7. Mate Selection
Conclusion: The Leisured World of Tomorrow, Today