Sports in American History From Colonization to Globalization

ISBN-10: 0736056211

ISBN-13: 9780736056212

Edition: 2008

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"Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization journeys from the early American past to the present to offer a compelling account of the historical evolution of American sporting practices. This text provides insights that allow readers to develop new and alternative perspectives, examine sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, generate a better understanding of current sport practices, and consider future developments in sport in American life." "Sports in American History is unique in its level of detail, broad time frame, and focus on sports and the evolving definitions of physical activity and games. In addition, excerpts from primary documents provide firsthand accounts that will not only inform and fascinate readers but also provide a well-rounded perspective on the historical development of American sport."--BOOK JACKET.
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List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 8/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.488
Language: English

Sporting Experiences in Colonial America, 1400-1750
Native American Pastimes and Sports
Influence of Religion on English Colonists
Sport in American Colonies
Sport and Pastimes in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period, 1750-1820
The Great Awakening and the Place of Sport
Consumerism and Changing Patterns of Colonial Life
The Enlightenment in America and Ideas of Sport and the Body
Frontier and Backcountry Sport
Women's Active Recreation in the Revolutionary Era and Early National Period
Native American Sport
Sporting Practices During the American Revolutionary War
Turn of the Nineteenth Century and Societal Patterns
Antebellum Health Reforms and Sporting Forms, 1820-1860
Overview of the Antebellum Period
Health Reformers
Muscular Christianity
Women and Physical Activity
Rural Sporting Practices
Rise of Agricultural and Sporting Journalism
Sporting Practices of the Middle and Upper Class
Public Spaces for Health and Sport
Sporting Pastimes of African Americans and Native Americans
Immigrants and Sporting Cultures
Rise of Rationalized and Modern Sport, 1850-1870
Concept of Modern Sport
Subcommunities and the Growth of Modern Sport
Sporting Fraternity
Growth of Sports Clubs and Advancing Rational Recreation
Growth of American Team Sport and Competition
Rise of Intercollegiate Sport
The Civil War and Sporting Experiences
New Identities and Expanding Modes of Sport in the Gilded Age, 1870-1890
Sport and Social Stratification
Maintaining Ethnic Forms of Leisure
Development of an Intercollegiate Sporting Culture
Male Sporting Culture
Business of Sport
Gendered Sport, Class, and Social Roles
Regulation of Sport: Amateurism Versus Professionalism
American Sport and Social Change During the Progressive Era, 1890-1920
Social Reformers of the Progressive Era
Play and Games in American Ideology
Recreational Spaces
Back-to-Nature Movement
Sport and Colonialism
Resistance to Social Reform
Sport, Ethnicity, and the Quest for Social Mobility
Assimilation of Disparate Groups in American Society
Challenging Gender Boundaries
Body Culture
Sport and Technology
Modern Olympic Games
Sport During World War I
Sport, Heroic Athletes, and Popular Culture, 1920-1950
War, Depression, and the Shaping of America
Social Change and the Spread of Sport
Heroes in the Golden Age
Media and the Commercialization of Sport
Sport as TV Spectacle, Big Business, and Political Site, 1950-1980
Sport in the Cold War
Evolution of the Sport-Media Relationship
Incorporation of Alternative Heroes
Professional Sport and Labor Relations
Sport and the Civil Rights Movement
Sport, Narcissism, and the Existential Search for Self
Scientific Advancements and the Growth of Sport
Globalized Sport, 1980-2007
Corporate Sporting Culture
Women and Sport
Sport and Cynicism in America
Enduring Icons of Sport
Alternative Sports
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