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Latinos in U.S. sport : a history of isolation, cultural identity, and acceptance

Author: Jorge Iber
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Latinos in U.S. Sport offers an accessible examination of the Latino sporting experience in the United States covering topics ranging from cultural issues to economics. Using newspaper accounts and primary sources, as well as dissertations and scholarly articles from history, education, sport business, and other disciplines, the authors provide an enlightening account of this population's role in U.S. sport  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Iber
ISBN: 9780736087261 0736087265
OCLC Number: 676063768
Description: ix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: "Just how does one say 'Woo Pig Sooie' in Spanish?": Uncovering the presence of Latino athletes in U.S. sports history --
Games of Spaniards, pre-Columbians, and the peoples of New Spain, 1500-1821 --
Games Mexicans played, 1821-1880s --
Getting in the game: Latino-style American sport, 1880s-1930 --
Sport and community life in the Great Depression and World War II, 1930-1950 --
Expanding opportunities from high schools to the national stage, 1950-1965 --
Latinos and sport during an era of social activism, 1965-1980.
Responsibility: Jorge Iber [and others].

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Latinos in U.S. Sport presents a long-overdue look at the history of Latino participation in multiple facets of American sport and provides a balanced history of the contribution of  Read more...

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