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,

About The Author

Laura Lee Downs is Directeur d'Etudes at the Centre de Recherches Historiques of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is the author of Manufacturing Inequality: Gender Division in the French and British Metalworking Industries, 1914–1939.