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A Companion to American Sport History by Steven A. Riess

By Steven A. Riess

A spouse to American game History provides a suite of unique essays that symbolize the 1st complete research of scholarship in terms of the turning out to be box of yank game history.

  • Presents the 1st entire research of the scholarship in terms of the educational background of yankee sport
  • Features contributions from some of the best students operating within the box of yankee recreation history
  • Includes insurance of the chronology of activities from colonial instances to the current day, together with significant activities equivalent to baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, golfing, motor racing, tennis, and song and field�
  • Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, expertise, gender, race, social classification, and genres comparable to activities biography

Awarded 2015 top Anthology from the North American Society for activity heritage (NASSH)

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New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. Dyreson, Jodella K. ” Journal of Sport History 24: 269–284. Fischer, David Hackett (1989) Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in North America. New York: Oxford University Press. ” In The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books. Gems, Gerald R. (1997) Windy City Wars: Labor, Leisure, and Sport in the Making of Chicago. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. Goldstein, Warren (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Above all, the distinction between urban and rural life grew more pronounced. By the 1720s, organized horse racing was sufficiently acceptable that races could be advertised in Boston newspapers. But when Daniels (1995) develops the implications of these social changes for the study of leisure, his examples were drawn from realms other than sport. However, Puritans at Play is a book about leisure, so the paucity of sports examples should not be read as a denial that sport played a significant role in the changing culture of New England.

Few institutions were present to mitigate the violence. But at the heart of Gorn’s analysis is the tension in southern society, and in the backcountry in particular, between hierarchy and equality. Owning slaves conferred the highest status, but most white southerners owned none. They did possess an inherent measure of status, and a sort of equality, precisely because they were white. But no one was willing to let matters end there in a society characterized by individual competition, where failure and ruin were real options.

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