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American sports : from the age of folk games to the age of televised sports

American sports : from the age of folk games to the age of televised sports

Author: Benjamin G Rader
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
"The Fourth Edition of this book offers a gracefully written, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the historical relationship between sports and such major social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender, and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rader, Benjamin G.
American sports.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Rader
ISBN: 0130801127 9780130801128
OCLC Number: 38752894
Description: viii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Sports in Early America --
2. Setting for Nineteenth-Century Sports --
3. Sporting Fraternity and Its Spectacles --
4. Rise of the National Game --
5. Nineteenth-Century Sporting Communities --
6. Rise of Intercollegiate Sports --
7. Rise of Organized Youth Sports, 1890-1920 --
8. Setting for Organized Sports, 1890-1950 --
9. Age of Sports Heroes --
10. Baseball's Golden Age --
11. Intercollegiate Football Spectacles --
12. Club Sports Go Public --
13. Rise of Organized Women's Sports --
14. Setting of Organized Sports Since 1950 --
15. Professional Team Sports --
16. College Sports in a National Arena --
17. American Sports in the International Arena --
18. Quest for Racial Equity in Sports --
19. Quest for Equity in Women's Sports --
20. Athletes.
Responsibility: Benjamin G. Rader.


From the colonial era to the present, the author examines the evolution of sports. He covers a wide variety of sports that range from the big three of basketball, football, and baseball, to less  Read more...


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