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Sports in Chicago

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ISBN-10: 0252075234

ISBN-13: 9780252075230

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elliott J. Gorn, Chicago History Museum Staff

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Chicago has garnered national recognition by winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, and a string of titles in the National Basketball Association. But amateur sports also play a large role in the city's athletic traditions, especially in schools and youth leagues. In fourteen chapters, experts focus on multiple aspects of Chicago sports, including long looks at amateur boxing, the impact of gender and ethnicity in sports, the politics of horse racing and stadium building, the lasting scandal of the Black Sox, and the perpetual heartbreak of the Cubs. Well illustrated with forty photographs, this volume will help historians and sports fans alike appreciate the longstanding importance of…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122

Elliott J. Gorn, professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports (H&W, 1993) and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. He lives in Chicago.

Sports and Identity in Chicago
The Rise of Early Chicago Soccer
Closing Down the Open City: The Demise of Boxing and Horse Racing in Chicago
Jewish Women, Sports, and Chicago History
Baseball Palace of the World: Commercial Recreation and the Building of Comiskey Park
Serbs, Sports, and Whiteness
"A Dirty Rotten Shame": The Black Sox Scandal and American Culture
The Plow That Broke the Midway: Bronko Nagurski
"An Inalienable Right to Play": African American Participation in the Catholic Youth Organization
An Athlete Dying Young: Kenny Hubbs, Memory, and the Chicago Cubs
The Social Logic of Boxing in Black Chicago: Toward a Sociology of Pugilism
Recent Stadium Development Projects in Chicago: A Tale of Three Neighborhoods
Chicago Sports! You Shoulda' Been There: An Exhibition
Epilogue: Where Hope Goes to Die