New! Our library catalog now also shows items belonging to our partner libraries in the Marmot Library Network. You can place holds on most items from any library in the network and they will be sent to the Aims Learning Commons for you to check out.

To see what textbooks the library has for a specific class, use the search box below and change the last dropdown box to either ‘in Course Reserves by Name or Number’ or ‘in Course Reserves by Instructor’. To place holds on textbooks (even if they're not in the catalog) or devices, please use the 'Reserve an Item' form. 

Race, riots, and roller coasters: the struggle over segregated recreation in America

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press,
Pub. Date:
[2012]
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
"Throughout the twentieth century, African Americans challenged segregation at amusement parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks not only in pursuit of pleasure but as part of a wider struggle for racial equality. Well before the Montgomery bus boycott, mothers led their children into segregated amusement parks, teenagers congregated at forbidden swimming pools, and church groups picnicked at white-only parks. But too often white mobs attacked those who dared to transgress racial norms. In Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters, Victoria W. Wolcott tells the story of this battle for access to leisure space in cities all over the United States. Contradicting the nostalgic image of urban leisure venues as democratic spaces, Wolcott reveals that racial segregation was crucial to their appeal. Parks, pools, and playgrounds offered city dwellers room to exercise, relax, and escape urban cares. These gathering spots also gave young people the opportunity to mingle, flirt, and dance. As cities grew more diverse, these social forms of fun prompted white insistence on racially exclusive recreation. Wolcott shows how black activists and ordinary people fought such infringements on their right to access public leisure. In the face of violence and intimidation, they swam at white-only beaches, boycotted discriminatory roller rinks, and picketed Jim Crow amusement parks. When African Americans demanded inclusive public recreational facilities, white consumers abandoned those places. Many parks closed or privatized within a decade of desegregation. Wolcott's book tracks the decline of the urban amusement park and the simultaneous rise of the suburban theme park, reframing these shifts within the civil rights context. Filled with detailed accounts and powerful insights, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters brings to light overlooked aspects of conflicts over public accommodations. This eloquent history demonstrates the significance of leisure in American race relations."--book jacket.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780812244342
9780812207590
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf8ab325c-61c7-0fc8-423c-a349e19e77cd
Grouping Titlerace riots and roller coasters the struggle over segregated recreation in america
Grouping Authorvictoria w wolcott
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-07-06 23:24:06PM
Last Indexed2021-08-03 06:37:53AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorWolcott, Victoria W.
author2-roleProQuest (Firm)
author_displayWolcott, Victoria W
available_at_aimslibraryAims Community College - Greeley
detailed_location_aimslibraryAims Greeley Circulation
display_description"Throughout the twentieth century, African Americans challenged segregation at amusement parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks not only in pursuit of pleasure but as part of a wider struggle for racial equality. Well before the Montgomery bus boycott, mothers led their children into segregated amusement parks, teenagers congregated at forbidden swimming pools, and church groups picnicked at white-only parks. But too often white mobs attacked those who dared to transgress racial norms. In Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters, Victoria W. Wolcott tells the story of this battle for access to leisure space in cities all over the United States. Contradicting the nostalgic image of urban leisure venues as democratic spaces, Wolcott reveals that racial segregation was crucial to their appeal. Parks, pools, and playgrounds offered city dwellers room to exercise, relax, and escape urban cares. These gathering spots also gave young people the opportunity to mingle, flirt, and dance. As cities grew more diverse, these social forms of fun prompted white insistence on racially exclusive recreation. Wolcott shows how black activists and ordinary people fought such infringements on their right to access public leisure. In the face of violence and intimidation, they swam at white-only beaches, boycotted discriminatory roller rinks, and picketed Jim Crow amusement parks. When African Americans demanded inclusive public recreational facilities, white consumers abandoned those places. Many parks closed or privatized within a decade of desegregation. Wolcott's book tracks the decline of the urban amusement park and the simultaneous rise of the suburban theme park, reframing these shifts within the civil rights context. Filled with detailed accounts and powerful insights, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters brings to light overlooked aspects of conflicts over public accommodations. This eloquent history demonstrates the significance of leisure in American race relations."--book jacket.
format_aimslibraryBook
format_category_aimslibraryBooks
idf8ab325c-61c7-0fc8-423c-a349e19e77cd
isbn9780812207590
9780812244342
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
proquestebookwestern:EBC3441875EBC3441875ProQuest Ebook Central (Western)Online ProQuest Ebook Central (Western)eBookeBook1falsetrueProQuest Ebook Central (Western)https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wscc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3441875Available OnlineProQuest Ebook Central (Western)
ebraryccu:EBC3441875EBC3441875Ebrary (CCU)Online Ebrary (CCU)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbrary (CCU)https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cochristuniv-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3441875Available OnlineEbrary (CCU)
ils:.b64110655.i137491141Aims Greeley CirculationE185.86 .W65 20121falsefalseOn Shelfaigci
itype_aimslibrary333
last_indexed2021-08-03T12:37:53.578Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_aimslibraryE185.86 .W65 2012
local_time_since_added_aimslibrarySix Months
Year
owning_library_aimslibraryAims Community College
owning_location_aimslibraryAims Community College - Greeley
primary_isbn9780812244342
publishDate2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
proquestebookwestern:EBC3441875eBookeBook1st ed.EnglishUniversity of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.310 p. : ill.
ebraryccu:EBC3441875eBookeBook1st ed.EnglishUniversity of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.310 p. : ill.
ils:.b64110655BookBooks1st ed.EnglishUniversity of Pennsylvania Press, [2012]310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aimslibrary
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b64110655.i137491141On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue188, 189, 190, 191
seriesPolitics and culture in modern America
series_with_volumePolitics and culture in modern America|
subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Recreation -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Recreation -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Segregation -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Electronic books
Recreation -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
title_displayRace, riots, and roller coasters : the struggle over segregated recreation in America
title_fullRace, riots, and roller coasters : the struggle over segregated recreation in America / Victoria W. Wolcott
Race, riots, and roller coasters [electronic resource] : the struggle over segregated recreation in America / Victoria W. Wolcott
title_shortRace, riots, and roller coasters
title_subthe struggle over segregated recreation in America
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Civil rights
History
Race relations
Recreation
Segregation
Social aspects