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
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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A sporting time: New York City and the rise of modern athletics, 1820-70

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This first work in a new series pictures New York as the dominant center during the period when the nation's modern sports emerged. The author concentrates on racing, baseball, track and field, and ... Read full review

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

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