American sports : from the age of folk games to the age of televised sports (Book, 1990) [WorldCat.org]
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American sports : from the age of folk games to the age of televised sports

Author: Benjamin G Rader
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Rader traces the evolution of American sports through four principal stages. The first part surveys the folk games of early America, from colonial times to 1800. The second part, on the rise of organized sport, deals with sporting spectacles in the antebellum era, the rise of baseball as the national game and of intercollegiate sports, and sports among the wealthy. Part 3 examines the ascendancy of organized sport  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rader, Benjamin G.
American sports.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1990
(OCoLC)681046731
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Rader
ISBN: 0130291331 9780130291332
OCLC Number: 20091701
Description: x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Benjamin G. Rader.

Abstract:

Rader traces the evolution of American sports through four principal stages. The first part surveys the folk games of early America, from colonial times to 1800. The second part, on the rise of organized sport, deals with sporting spectacles in the antebellum era, the rise of baseball as the national game and of intercollegiate sports, and sports among the wealthy. Part 3 examines the ascendancy of organized sport from 1890 to 1950. This period teemed with sport heroes, and witnessed the supremacy of baseball and the popularity intercollegiate football. The final part on the age of televised sports explores professional team sports, and the demand of blacks and women for equal opportunities since 1950. ISBN 0-13-029133-1:

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