Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914: A Social and Economic History

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 270 pages
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2001 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year

This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society.
 

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Contents

An Overview 18001914
18
Racing and the Upperclass Fast Set
38
The Middleclass Supporters of Racing
68
A Key Part of Urban Popular Culture
88
The Racecourse
117
The Commercialization
143
Power and Control over the Sport
174
The Opposition
204
Conclusion
229
Bibliography
245
Index
263
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Mike Huggins is Emeritus Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cumbria, UK. He has published many books and articles on the history of sport. His "Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914" won the North American Society of Sport Historians book prize in 2001.

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