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The safe and rational children's playground: Strategies and technologies since the nineteenth century

Pursell, Carroll


Between the late nineteenth and early twenty-first centuries the evolution of playgrounds in the United States was shaped by both ideology and technology. Advocates agreed that playgrounds should control and instruct children, but disagreed on the way to accomplish those goals: the extreme positions marked by a commitment to the principles of �Efficiency� or the ideal of recreation. The technology of playgrounds, both the sites and the equipment, changed only slowly, but both steel and wooden...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: History Australia
DOI: 10.1080/14490854.2011.11668388


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