Encyclopedia of sports in America, two volumes: a history from foot races to extreme sports

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Murry R. Nelson
Greenwood Press, 2008 - Sports & Recreation
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Sports and leisure activities serve as a mirror, allowing us to examine the attitudes and values of everyday people. This new reference explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.reading.

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Nelson (education & American studies, Penn State Univ.) presents a work tracing the history of sports in America from the Colonial era through about 2007. Divided by period, the 13 chapters are ... Read full review


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