American sports : from the age of folk games to the age of televised sports (Book, 2008) [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: Indianapolis, Ind. : Prentice Hall, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Rader
ISBN: 0205665152 9780205665150
OCLC Number: 716611769
Description: 374 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1 Sports in Early AmericaBritain's Festive CultureThe Puritan Assault upon Britain's Festive CultureLawful Sport" in New England and the Middle ColoniesSporting Ways of the Southern ColoniesTavern PastimesThe Backcountry's Sporting WaysPastimes of the Revolutionary Era2 The Setting for Nineteenth-Century SportsConquering Space and TimeThe Rise of Middle-Class Victorian Culture"Rational" Recreation and Muscular ChristianityAn Oppositional CultureEnclaves of the Oppositional CultureNineteenth-Century Sporting Groups3 The Sporting Fraternity and Its SpectaclesJohn Cox Stevens: Wealthy Patron of Antebellum Sporting SpectaclesPedestrianism, Rowing, and BilliardsEarly History of American PrizefightingMeanings of PrizefightingPrizefighting in the Postbellum EraEnter John L. SullivanPostbellum Thoroughbred Horse Racing4 The Rise of America's National Game The Club-Based Fraternal GameBaseball as a Commercial EnterpriseThe National LeagueThe Players' RevoltEthnics and African AmericansBetween the Foul Lines and in the Stands5 Nineteenth-Century Sporting CommunitiesEthnic (or Immigrant) Sporting CommunitiesTurner SocietiesAfrican American Sporting CommunitiesThe Wealthy New York Sporting CommunitySports and the Forging of an American Upper ClassAthletic ClubsAmateurism and Its UsesCricket Clubs and Country Clubs6 The Rise of Intercollegiate SportsThe First Intercollegiate SportEarly Intercollegiate Baseball, Track, and FootballWalter Camp: Father of American FootballFootball and the Making of College CommunitiesFootball Becomes an Upper-Class Sporting Spectacle7 The Rise of Organized Youth Sports, 1880-1920The Social ContextThe Cultural ContextLuther Halsey Gulick Jr.The Evolutionary Theory of PlayThe Public Schools Athletic LeagueThe Playground MovementPrivate Academy and High School Sports8 The Setting for Organized Sports, 1890-1950The Media and SportsThe New Middle Class, Modern Consumer Culture, and the Quest for ExcitementIslands of PleasureThe Strenuous LifeChanging Ideals of Physical BeautyAn Age of Racial Segregation9 The Age of Sports HeroesBabe RuthRed GrangeJack JohnsonThe Golden Age of Boxing10 Baseball's Golden AgeBaseball's Coming of AgeAn Age of the PitcherTy CobbBaseball's Quest for OrderThe Black Sox Scandal and the Reign of Kenesaw Mountain LandisAn Age of Team DynastiesBlack Baseball11 The Intercollegiate Football SpectacleThe Age of Crisis, 1890-1913The Issue of Brutality and Major Rule ChangesThe Formation of ConferencesThe Reign of King FootballThe Football Coach as HeroThe Incomplete Democratization of College FootballContinuing Controversies12 The Club Sports Go PublicTennis Goes PublicGolf Goes PublicThe Emperor, Bobby JonesTrack and FieldThe Revived Olympic Games13 The Rise and Decline of Organized Women's Sports, 1890-1960The Athletic GirlEarly Women's BasketballThe Arrival of the Women Sports' HeroesThe War over Turf and PrinciplesFemale CheerleadersThe Rise and Decline of Women's Softball and Baseball14 The Setting of Organized Sports Since 1950The Sprawling MetropolisesThe Inner City and the SuburbsThe Nation's Sporting Ideology The Sporting Ideology Under Assault The Quest for Self-Sufficiency and the Fitness CultThe Advent of Televised SportsRoone Arledge and Howard CosellThe New Era of Sport and the MediaAn Assessment of the Media15 Professional Team Sports in the Age of TelevisonThe Woes of BaseballOn the DiamondThe Early Days of Pro FootballThe Making of Pro FootballThe Golden Age of Pro FootballProfessional BasketballMarketing Pro Team SportsA New Age of Pro Team Sports16 College Sports in the Age of TelevisionThe NCAA Becomes a CartelThe Soaring Popularity of College FootballA New Era of Television RightsCollege Basketball Enters the National ArenaThe Rising Popularity of College BasketballThe Scandals of the 1980sThe Financial Arms Race17 American Sports in a Global ArenaThe Politics of the Olympic GamesThe Escalation of the StakesAmateurism AbandonedTelevision and the Ascent of GolfTennis-Open to AllThe New Global Sports Marketplace 18 The African American Quest for Equity in SportsThe Origins of DesegregationRickey and Robinson Integrate the National GameMuhammad AliThe Black Athletic RevoltContinuing DiscriminationHave Sports Damaged Black America?19 The Quest for Equity in Women's SportsContinuing Issues in Women's SportsThe Impetus for ChangeRising Hopes and ExpectationsResistance to Equity in Women's SportsContinuing Constraints on Women's Sports20 The AthletesHeroes or Merely Celebrities?Escaping SerfdomFree AgencyMixed ResponsesYouth Athletes21 American Sports: a Concluding Statement
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