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Sports and the American Jew

Author: Steven A Riess
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1998.
Series: Sports and entertainment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of nine essays that delve into the relationship between Jewish Americans and the culture of sports. The book analyzes assimilation and acculturation, discrimination, gender, social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sports and the American Jew.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607003629
Online version:
Sports and the American Jew.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)630804461
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Riess
ISBN: 0815627610 9780815627616 0815627548 9780815627548
OCLC Number: 36916761
Description: xvi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sports and the American Jew / Steven A. Riess --
Tough Jews : the Jewish American boxing experience, 1890-1950 / Steven A. Riess --
Jewish American women, Jewish organizations, and sports, 1880-1940 / Linda Borish --
Jews and the making of American marathoning, 1896-1960 / Pamela Cooper --
The rise of sport at a Jewish settlement house : the Chicago Hebrew institute, 1908-1921 / Gerald R. Gems --
"Our crowd" at play : the elite Jewish country club in the 1920s / Peter Levine --
Hank Greenberg : the Jewish American sports hero / William M. Simons --
Lester Harrison and the Rochester Royals, 1945-1957 : a Jewish entrepreneur in the NBA / Donald M. Fisher --
Becoming American : Jewish writers on the sporting life / Allen Guttmann --
Eric Rolf Greenberg's The celebrant : the greatest Jewish American baseball novel / Eric Solomon.
Series Title: Sports and entertainment.
Responsibility: edited by Steven A. Riess.

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