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A Companion to American Sport History

Edited by: Steven A. Riess
eISBN: 9780470656129
Print publication date: 2014


Subject History

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780470656129.2014.x

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A Companion to American Sport History

A Companion to American Sport History represents the first comprehensive analysis of classic and contemporary scholarship relating to the burgeoning field of American sport history.

Featuring contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history, essays begin by tracing the evolution of sports in America from colonial societies through to the position of sport in the United States today. A series of thematic essays go on to cover major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, car racing, golf, tennis, track and field, and more. Individual topics include the relationship of sports to issues of business, manliness, communications, urbanization, and technology. Historiographical essays offer fascinating insights into America's lengthy obsession with sporting culture, touching on topics such as gambling and crime, heroes and villains, and race and gender. Authoritative and timely, A Companion to American Sport History helps shape our understanding of the complex role of sports in American history.

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Riess, Steven A. A Companion to American Sport History. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 September 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780470656129_9780470656129>



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