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

ISBN-10: 0130977500
ISBN-13: 9780130977502
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
List price: $78.00
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Description: For courses in American Sport History and History of Sport. Completely updated and revised, this text sets sports in a social-cultural historical context. The Fifth Edition of this highly-acclaimed text offers a reflective, analytical history of  More...

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List price: $78.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

For courses in American Sport History and History of Sport. Completely updated and revised, this text sets sports in a social-cultural historical context. The Fifth Edition of this highly-acclaimed text offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. With a focus on the historical relationship between sports, and gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion, and region, this text considers how sports transcend these fundamental categories, and how the experience of sports either as a player or as a fan can bind diverse groups together. This text also looks at how sports at various historical moments have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society.

Benjamin G. Rader is James L. Sellers Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the author ofAmerican Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports.

Sports in Early America
The Setting for Nineteenth-Century Sports
The Sporting Fraternity and Its Spectacles
The Rise of America's National Game
Nineteenth-Century Sporting Communities
The Rise of Intercollegiate Sports
The Rise of Organized Youth Sports, 1880-1920
The Setting for Organized Sports, 1890-1950
The Age of Sports Heroes
Baseball's Golden Age
The Intercollegiate Football Spectacle
The Club Sports Go Public
The Rise and Decline of Organized Women's Sports, 1890-1960
The Setting of Organized Sports Since 1950
Professional Team Sports in the Age of Television
College Sports in the Age of Television
American Sports in a Global Arena
The African American Quest for Equity in Sports
The Quest for Equity in Women's Sports
The Athletes
American Sports: A Concluding Statement

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