| By Kevin C. Brown |

Sept. 20, 2011 — Utah State University associate professor of history Lawrence Culver discusses his book, “The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America.” Culver’s study focuses on the role of leisure and tourism in shaping California’s economy, architecture, and environment since the late 19th century. More than that, though, Culver shows how California created, and then exported, its image and “lifestyle” to the rest of the nation  and the world.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in March 2013.

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