Sports and the American Jew

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Syracuse University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 337 pages
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A collection of nine essays that delve into the relationship between Jewish Americans and the culture of sports. The book analyzes assimilation and acculturation, discrimination, gender, social class, and the building of a Jewish American community.
 

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Editor Riess's extensive introductory overview traces Jews' athletic progress from the 19th century onward. Overcoming Jewish tradition and Gentile prejudice, Jews often shone in sports. Riess (City ... Read full review

Contents

Illustrations
13
Tough Jews
60
Jewish American Women Jewish Organizations
105
Jews and the Making of American Marathoning 18961960
132
The Rise of Sport at a Jewish Settlement House
146
Gymnasium
158
Our Crowd at Play
160
Hank Greenberg
185
Lester Harrison and the Rochester Royals 19451957
208
Tables
222
Becoming American
241
Eric Rolf Greenbergs The Celebrant
256
Works Cited
287
Index
323
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About the author (1998)

Riess is professor of history at North-eastern Illinois University in Chicago

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