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By Jeff Wiltse

From nineteenth-century public baths to brand new inner most yard havens, pools have lengthy been a provocative image of yank lifestyles. during this social and cultural background of pools within the usa, Jeff Wiltse relates how, through the years, swimming pools have served as asylums for the city bad, rest hotels for the loads, and personal golf equipment for middle-class suburbanites. As websites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous rest, pools replicate a few of the tensions and differences that experience given upward push to trendy America.

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