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A brief history of American sports

Author: Elliott J Gorn; Warren Goldstein; Eric Foner
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Hill and Wang, 1993.
Series: American century series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history of games and sports from Colonial days to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott J Gorn; Warren Goldstein; Eric Foner
ISBN: 080908662X 9780809086627 0809015617 9780809015610
OCLC Number: 27683310
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I: America becomes a sporting nation --
Colonists at play --
"Saints and their bodies": Sport through 1860 --
"Vigorous, manly, out-of-door sports": The gilded age --
Part II: Sport and its discontents: The twentieth century --
Sports with a mission: Football and basketball --
Play, business, and space: Sports and the public sphere --
Money, television, drugs, and the win: Dilemmas of modern sports.
Series Title: American century series.
Responsibility: Elliott Gorn, Warren Goldstein ; consulting editor, Eric Foner.

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Discusses the history of games and sports from Colonial days to the present.

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