Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920

ISBN-10: 1118537718
ISBN-13: 9781118537718
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Steven A. Riess
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Description: Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920 presents the second edition of Stephen A. Riess’s well-loved synthesis of the development of sport during one of the most transformational times in the nation’s history.New edition maintains the book’s  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920 presents the second edition of Stephen A. Riess’s well-loved synthesis of the development of sport during one of the most transformational times in the nation’s history.New edition maintains the book’s acclaimed level of research, analysis, and readability Explores topics including urbanization, ethnicity, class, sport in educational institutions, women in sport, and sport’s role in manifesting city, regional, and national pride.Includes an entirely new chapter on the globalization of American sport Includes a new bank of photographs and images.Features a newly revised and updated Bibliographical Essay

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Urbanization, the Technological Revolution, and the Rise of Sport
Urban Reform and the Ideology of Sport
Sport and Urban Space
Sport and the Promotion of Public Pride
The Technological Revolution and the Rise of Sport
Sport and the Communications Revolution
Sport and the Transportation Revolution
Lights, Camera, Action
Technological Innovations and Sports Equipment
Conclusion
Sport and Class
Sport and the American Elite
The Elite Sports Club
Thoroughbred Racing and the Jockey Clubs
The Athletic Club
Women and the Elite Sports Clubs
The Country Club
Sport and the Middle Class
Middle-Class Sports Clubs
Middle-Class Women
Working-Class Sport
The Working-Class Saloon
Track-and-Field
Blue-Collar Baseball
Industrial Sport
Working-Class Women's Sport
Conclusion
Sport, Ethnicity, and Race
The Old Immigrants
British Americans
Irish Americans
German Americans
The New Immigrants
Jewish Americans
Native Americans
African Americans
Asian Americans
Conclusion
Sport and the Educational Process
Sport and Higher Education
Men's Intercollegiate Athletics
Football: The Big Game
The Football Crisis of 1905-1906 and the Rise of the NCAA
Women's Collegiate Athletics
Secondary School Sport
Adult-Directed Youth Sport
Conclusion
Baseball and the Rise of Professional Sport
Prizefighting
Thoroughbred Racing
The Racetracks
Reformers Close the Tracks
Professional Baseball
The Rise of the National League
Baseball in the Early Twentieth Century
The Ballparks
The Ballplayers
The Game in the Dead Ball Era
The Black Sox Scandal
Conclusion
American Sport in the International Arena
The Cultural Diffusion of Sport
Sports and the Borderlands
The Baseball Tours
The Diffusion of American Sport in the Pacific
Hawaii
China
Japan
The Philippines and American Imperialism
American Sport in the Caribbean
Cuba
The United States and the Olympic Games
The 1900 and 1904 Olympics and the Intercalated Games of 1906
The London Olympics of 1908
The 1912 Olympics at Stockholm
The Inter-Allied Games and the 1920 Olympics
Conclusion
Bibliographical Essay
Index
Photographs follow pages 44 and 194

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