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Sports in American history : from colonization to globalization

Author: Gerald R Gems; Linda J Borish; Gertrud Pfister
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R Gems; Linda J Borish; Gertrud Pfister
ISBN: 9780736056212 0736056211
OCLC Number: 224444122
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xi, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Sporting experiences in Colonial America, 1400-1750 --
Sport and pastimes in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period, 1750-1820 --
Antebellum health reforms and sporting forms, 1820-1860 --
Rise of rationalized and modern sport, 1850-1870 --
New identities and expanding modes of sport in the Gilded Age, 1870-1890 --
American sport and social change during the Progressive Era, 1890-1920 --
Sport, heroic athletes, and popular culture, 1920-1950 --
Sport as TV spectacle, big business, and political site, 1950-1980 --
Globalized sport, 1980-2007.
Responsibility: Gerald R. Gems, Linda J. Borish, Gertrud Pfister.
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