A Brief History of American Sports:

ISBN-10: 0252079485
ISBN-13: 9780252079481
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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. For this new edition, the authors have updated the book to include discussion of performance-enhancing drugs; player salaries, unions, and the business of internationalizing sport; Title IX and gender in American sports; race, especially the entry of Latino and Asian athletes; and the corporatization of amateur athletics. 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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