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National Recreation Association. Home Play. New York, ca. 1945.

Following the victory of World War II , a new culture of optimism and a growing economy helped promote leisure in America. New consumer patterns developed as middle class families moved to model suburbs, purchased labor saving appliances for the house, and ate processed convenience foods. Books such as the National Recreation Association's Home Play promoted the importance of bourgeois family values, reinforcing those values by advocating structured play at home.

 

 


 

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