Leisure studies have become an increasingly important area of research within social history. In six original essays and an Introduction by established historians, RECREATION AND THE SEA focuses on the theme of the sea and leisure activities in England and Continental Europe.
About the Author
Stephen Fisher until his recent retirement was General Editor of Exeter Maritime Studies; he is now an Honorary Research Fellow in the Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Stephen Fisher
Changing attitudes in England towards sea-bathing, 1730s-1914 by John Travis
The seaside resorts of Western Europe, 1750-1939 by John Walton
Coastal tourism in Cornwall since 1900 by Paul Thornton
Seaside resort strategies: the case of interwar Torquay by Nigel Morgan
The rise of English yachting revisited, 1640-1827 by Janet Cusack
The emergence of middle class yachting in the North-West of England from the later nineteenth century by Roger Ryan