American Sports:from Age Folk Games

American Sports:from Age Folk Games : From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports

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The Fourth Edition of this book offers a gracefully written, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the historical relationship between sports and such major social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender, and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 184.15 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 498.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131112139
  • 9780131112131

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

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