American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Sports - 344 pages
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The Fourth Edition of this book offers a gracefully written, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the historical relationship between sports and such major social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender, and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together.

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Contents

PREFACE
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Pastimes of the Revolutionary Era 15 Conclusion 16 Notes
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NineteenthCentury Sporting Groups 31 Conclusion 32 Notes
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Benjamin G. Rader is James L. Sellers Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is co-editor of the Sport and Society Series of the University of Illinois Press.

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