American sports : from the age of folk games to the age of televised sports (Book, 2004) [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: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"The Fifth Edition of this book offers an analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the meanings of sports in historical contexts and the historical relationship between sports and such social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together."--BOOK 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, ©2004
(OCoLC)647461498
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Rader
ISBN: 0130977500 9780130977502
OCLC Number: 52092108
Description: viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sports in early America --
The setting for nineteenth-century sports --
The sporting fraternity and its spectacles --
The rise of America's national game --
Nineteenth-century sporting communities --
The rise of intercollegiate sports --
The rise of organized youth sports, 1880-1920 --
The setting for organized sports, 1890-1950 --
The age of sports heroes --
Baseball's golden age --
The intercollegiate football spectacle --
The club sports go public --
The rise and decline of organized women's sports, 1890-1960 --
The setting of organized sports since 1950 --
Professional team sports in the age of television --
College sports in the age of television --
American sports in a global arena --
The African American quest for equity in sports --
The quest for equity in women's sports --
The athletes --
American sports: a concluding statement.
Responsibility: Benjamin G. Rader.

Abstract:

"The Fifth Edition of this book offers an analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the meanings of sports in historical contexts and the historical relationship between sports and such social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together."--BOOK JACKET.

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