Childhood in the Promised Land

Childhood in the Promised Land

Number of page: 411
Author: Laura Lee Downs
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822329441
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Category: Business & Economics

Childhood in the Promised Land is the first history of France’s colonies de vacances, a vast network of summer camps created for working-class children. The colonies originated as a late-nineteenth-century charitable institution, providing rural retreats intended to restore the fragile health of poor urban children. Participation grew steadily throughout the first half of the twentieth century,