A Brief History of American Sports

Author: Elliott J. Gorn,Warren Jay Goldstein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071843

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

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Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein show us where our games and pastimes came from, how they developed, and what they have meant to Americans. The great heroes of baseball and football are here, as well as the dramatic moments of boxing and basketball. Beyond this, the authors show us how sports fit into the larger contours of our past. A Brief History of American Sports reveals that from colonial times to the present, sports have been central to American culture, and a profound expression of who we are.
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The New American Sport History

Recent Approaches and Perspectives

Author: S. W. Pope,Steven W. Pope

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

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In The New American Sport History sixteen scholars, many of them among the best known in the field, explore topics as diverse as the historical debate over black athletic superiority, the "selling" of sport in society, the eroticism of athletic activity, sexual fears of women athletes, and the marketing of the marathon. In line with the changing nature of sport history as a field of study, this volume focuses less on "traditional" topics and more on themes of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and national identity, which also define the larger parameters of social and cultural history. It is the first anthology to situation sport history within the broader fields of social history and cultural studies. Contributors are Melvin L. Adelman, William J. Baker, Pamela L. Cooper, Mark Dyreson, Gerald R. Gems, Elliott J. Gorn, Allen Guttmann, Stephen H. Hardy, Peter Levine, Donald J. Mrozek, Michael Oriard, S. W. Pope, Benjamin G. Rader, Steven A. Riess, Nancy L. Struna, and David K. Wiggins.
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Sports Journalism

A History of Glory, Fame, and Technology

Author: Patrick S. Washburn,Chris Lamb

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496220234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Sports Journalism tells the full story of American sports journalism and the notable changes in technology that have dramatically changed how Americans consumed it.
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Sports in American Life

A History

Author: Richard O. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118912454

Category: History

Page: 504

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The third edition of author Richard O. Davies highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno. Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccers sharp rise in popularity Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports
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A Companion to American Sport History

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118609409

Category: History

Page: 704

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A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
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Playing With the Boys

Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports

Author: Eileen McDonagh,Laura Pappano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840598

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.
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Sport in America

From Wicked Amusement to National Obsession

Author: David Kenneth Wiggins

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780873225205

Category: Medical

Page: 351

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This book brings to one volume 19 essays representing some of the best sport history research in the field today. Sport in America helps fill the gaps in American sport history literature and provides a balanced perspective by presenting a variety of approaches to historical research. This anthology is designed to supplement the most widely used sport history texts and provide a valuable reference for sport history specialists. Written by distinguished scholars, these articles explore the changes and patterns of American sport over the past 400 years. You'll learn about topics ranging from the changing attitudes toward health and exercise to southern backcountry gouging matches and the importance of recreational and sporting activities for slaves.
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A People's History of Sports in the United States

250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

Author: David Zirin

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586636

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

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In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”
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Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Author: S. Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230320813

Category: History

Page: 315

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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.
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