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A sporting time : New York City and the rise of modern athletics, 1820-70

Author: Melvin L Adelman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986.
Series: Sports and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adelman, Melvin L. (Melvin Leonard), 1944-
Sporting time.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)570987476
Online version:
Adelman, Melvin L. (Melvin Leonard), 1944-
Sporting time.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)604740852
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin L Adelman
ISBN: 025201250X 9780252012501
OCLC Number: 12188878
Description: 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The changing character of New York City --
pt. I. Sports of the turf: thoroughbreds and trotters --
2. The early modernization of horse racing, 1820-45 --
3. Harness racing as the first modern sport --
4. Horse racing comes of age, 1845-70 --
pt. II. Ball games in the city: cricket and baseball --
5. The failure of cricket as an American sport --
6. The early years of baseball, 1845-60 --
7. Baseball matures and turns professional, 1860-70 --
pt. III. The diversity of sport in the city --
8. Water sports: rowing and yachting --
9. Pedestrianism, billiards, boxing, and animal sports --
10. A host of leisure sports --
Conclusion: The press and the ideology of modern sport --
Appendix: Collecting and collating occupational data.
Series Title: Sports and society.
Responsibility: Melvin L. Adelman.

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