A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-70

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University of Illinois Press, 1986 - Sports & Recreation - 388 pages
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Traces the development of modern sports in nineteenth-century New York, including baseball, cricket, horse and harness racing, yachting, billiards, and boxing, and describes the emergence of national standards and commercial involvement

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Contents

The Changing Character of New York City
13
Sports of the Turf Thoroughbreds and Trotters
27
The Early Modernization of Horse Racing 182045
45
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