American Sports

Paperback | September 12, 2016

byBenjamin G Rader, Pamela Charlene Grady

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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.

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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, soc...

Pamela Grundy is an independent historian who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she pursues a variety of writing, teaching and museum projects. Her sports-related publications include Learning to Win: Sports, Education and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina, and Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Wom...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.5 inPublished:September 12, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205888607

ISBN - 13:9780205888603

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Sports in Early America
Chapter 2. The Setting for Nineteenth-Century Sports
Chapter 3. The Sporting Fraternity and Its Spectacles
Chapter 4. The Rise of America's National Game
Chapter 5. Elite Sports
Chapter 6. The Rise of Intercollegiate Sports
Chapter 7. Broader Horizons
Chapter 8. Sports, Culture and Nation: 1900-1945
Chapter 9. The Rise of Organized Youth Sports
Chapter 10. The Age of Sports Heroes
Chapter 11. Baseball's Golden Age
Chapter 12. The Intercollegiate Football Spectacle
Chapter 13. The Rise and Decline of Organized Women's Sports
Chapter 14. Globalizing Sports, Redefining Race
Chapter 15. The Setting of Organized Sports Since World War II
Chapter 16. Professional Team Sports in the Age of Television
Chapter 17. College Sports in the Age of Television
Chapter 18. Racial Revolution
Chapter 19. Women's Liberation
Chapter 20. All Sports All the Time
Chapter 21. Sports in the Twenty-First Century