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A Companion to American Sport History by Steven A. Riess

By Steven A. Riess

A significant other to American activity History offers a suite of unique essays that signify the 1st accomplished research of scholarship with regards to the becoming box of yank activity history.

  • Presents the 1st entire research of the scholarship with regards to the educational background of yank sport
  • Features contributions from the various most interesting students operating within the box of yankee activity history
  • Includes assurance of the chronology of activities from colonial instances to the current day, together with significant activities corresponding to baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, golfing, motor racing, tennis, and music and field�
  • Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, know-how, gender, race, social classification, and genres similar to activities biography

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A Companion to American Sport History

A significant other to American game background offers a suite of unique essays that symbolize the 1st entire research of scholarship with regards to the transforming into box of yankee game historical past. offers the 1st whole research of the scholarship on the subject of the tutorial background of yank game positive aspects contributions from the various best students operating within the box of yankee activity background contains assurance of the chronology of activities from colonial occasions to the current day, together with significant activities corresponding to baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, golfing, motor racing, tennis, and song and field� Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, expertise, gender, race, social category, and genres comparable to activities biography presented 2015 top Anthology from the North American Society for activity background (NASSH)

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A burgeoning population, spreading out over a wider area, meant that age, social class, gender, and location shaped opportunities for recreation. As colonial New England became less homogeneous, variation in social behavior, including recreations, increased. Above all, the distinction between urban and rural life grew more pronounced. By the 1720s, organized horse racing was sufficiently acceptable that races could be advertised in Boston newspapers. But when Daniels (1995) develops the implications of these social changes for the study of leisure, his examples were drawn from realms other than sport.

1997) Windy City Wars: Labor, Leisure, and Sport in the Making of Chicago. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. Goldstein, Warren (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Gorn, Elliott J. ” American Historical Review 90: 18–43. Gorn, Elliott J. (1986) The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Green, Harvey (1986) Fit for America: Health, Fitness, Sports, and American Society. New York: Pantheon. Guttmann, Allen (2004 [1978]) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports, rev.

Much as Gorn sympathizes with the plight of his working-class subjects, and interested as he plainly is in the exploits of the bare-knuckle fighters, he is forthright about the pathologies involved. These extended beyond the obvious mayhem in the ring to the effects of boxing on definitions of masculinity. Physical courage, the ability to inflict and withstand pain, the embracing of gambling and drinking as markers of social status – these were all elements representing virility in the world of the antebellum worker.

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