American Sports

American Sports : From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Spectators

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American Sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded competitive sports, readers will understand how sports have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130313696
  • 9780130313690

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Sports in Early AmericaChapter 2. The Setting for Nineteenth-Century SportsChapter 3. The Sporting Fraternity and Its SpectaclesChapter 4. The Rise of America's National GameChapter 5. Elite SportsChapter 6. The Rise of Intercollegiate SportsChapter 7. Broader HorizonsChapter 8. Sports, Culture and Nation: 1900-1945Chapter 9. The Rise of Organized Youth SportsChapter 10. The Age of Sports HeroesChapter 11. Baseball's Golden AgeChapter 12. The Intercollegiate Football SpectacleChapter 13. The Rise and Decline of Organized Women's SportsChapter 14. Globalizing Sports, Redefining RaceChapter 15. The Setting of Organized Sports Since World War IIChapter 16. Professional Team Sports in the Age of TelevisionChapter 17. College Sports in the Age of TelevisionChapter 18. Racial RevolutionChapter 19. Women's LiberationChapter 20. All Sports All the TimeChapter 21. Sports in the Twenty-First Centuryshow more