A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $35.00|
| Book Description: |
For more than a century the American farm, factory and frontier provided opportunities for physical workers to display their skill. Competitions that emphasised useful skills, like ploughing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree cutting, was common in the antebellum and post-Civil War periods. By examining the American experience with worker competitions, this book provides a new understanding of the interrelated nature of occupation and leisure.