May 25, 2021: The Roots of Camping, From S’mores To Shelter To Protest

May 25, 2021

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Episode | 28:42

May 25, 2021: The Roots of Camping, From S’mores To Shelter To Protest

CU Boulder historian Phoebe Young traces the history of camping from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement, exploring the booming recreation industry, the use of camping in protests, and the controversy over camping bans. Her new book is "Camping Grounds, Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement." Then, a toxic cave.