Working at Play

Program Information

Series: BackStory with the American History Guys
Program: Cindy Aron
Duration: 00:08:03
Year Produced: 2009

Historian Cindy Aron discusses the origins of the modern American vacation. She explains why traveling to the beach didn’t used to be appealing, and why Americans have often preferred “self improvement” vacations to lazing around in a hammock.

BackStory is a public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths.

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