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By Daniel Freund

ISBN-10: 0226262812

ISBN-13: 9780226262819

In the second one 1/2 the 19th century, American towns started to cross darkish. Hulking new constructions overspread blocks, pollutants obscured the skies, and glass and smog screened out the health-giving rays of the sunlight. medical professionals fed anxities approximately those new stipulations with claims a couple of emerging tide of the "diseases of darkness," specially rickets and tuberculosis.

In American Sunshine, Daniel Freund  tracks the obsession with sun from these bleak days into the 20th century.  Before lengthy, social reformers, doctors, scientists, and a turning out to be nudist stream proffered treatments for America’s new darkish age. Architects, urban planners, and politicians made entry to daylight principal to public housing and public wellbeing and fitness. and marketers, dairymen, and tourism boosters reworked the pursuit of solar and its results right into a commodity. inside of this ancient context, Freund sheds mild on very important questions on the commodification of wellbeing and fitness and nature and makes an unique contribution to the histories of towns, consumerism, the surroundings, and medicine.

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