The Games They Played: Sports in American History, 1865-1980

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Taylor Trade Publications, Jan 1, 1983 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 481 pages
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Mental health professionals should be attuned to the ideal of compassionate understanding even when faced with clinical and social questions of a large scope: What if the patient is a family rather than an individual? Or a small group, a large group, an organization, a community, or social institution? What if the patient is a whole culture? If all of these are cases in need, can psychiatric assessment of them provide the necessary understanding and devise appropriate and workable forms of help? What are the next evolutions of psychiatric diagnosis and what are the differences in human well-being they can make? The papers in this book are attempts to come to grips with these questions, one by one, cautiously or boldly, according to each author's outlook and temperament.
  

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Contents

Sports in the Gilded Age The NineteenthCentury Experience of Sports
1
The Origins and Evolution of Modern Sports 1900 to 1920
39
The Heroic Age The Sports Explosion of the 1920s
67
A Flame in the Dark Depression Era Sports
97
Sports under the Gun The Impact of the Second World War on Sports During the 1940s
137
The Flashy Fifties Sports in the Gray Flannel Suit Era
189
The 1960s A Decade of Turmoil and Change
243
The 1970s The Modern Era in Sports
301
The Future of Sports in America
381
Bibliographic Essay
391
Index
401
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Douglas A. Noverr is Professor of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University. He is co-author of The Games They Played: Sports in American History, 1865-1980 (1983) and The Relationship of Painting and Literature: A Guide to Information Sources (1978). He has published numerous articles and book chapters on American literature and on popular culture.

Lawrence "Larry" Ziewacz was a Professor at Michigan State University and taught in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and the American Thought and Language departments until his death in December, 2003. Articles he has authored or co-authored have been published in journals such as "Michigan History, the Michigan Historical Review, the Sport Sociology Bulletin, Country Music Annual, the Journal of the Great Lakes History Conference, Midwestern Miscellany, and History Reviews of New Books". He co-authored, with Douglas A. Noverr, "The Games They Played: Sports in American History: 1865- 1980".

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