Beach History is Human History
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1116 , Segment 1
Episode: Beach History is Human History
- Aug 3, 2021 7:00 pm
- 28:39 mins
An eighteenth-century beach resort, with separated gender swimming, bathing machines, dresses and suits—including birthday suits—as beachwear and hired “dippers” might be the farthest thing from what the beach means to us today. How did these early resorts evolve into the beaches we know and love today? Guest: Robert C. Ritchie, author of "The Lure of the Beach: A Global History"