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Title Sport in America : from colonial leisure to celebrity figures and globalization. Vol. 2 / David K. Wiggins, editor.

Imprint Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2010.


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Description ix, 453 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series Sport in America series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. The pattern of sport in early America, 1607-1776 -- Ch. 1. Sober mirth and pleasant poisons: Puritan ambivalence toward leisure and recreation in colonial New England / Bruce C. Daniels -- Ch. 2. Horses and gentlemen: the cultural significance of gambling among the gentry of Virginia / T.H. Breen -- Pt. II. Transformation of sport in a rapidly changing society, 1776-1870 -- Ch. 3. Pedestrianism, billiards, boxing, and animal sports / Melvin L. Adelman -- Ch. 4. Cheating, gender roles, and the nineteenth-century croquet craze / Jon Sterngass -- Ch. 5. The national game / Warren Goldstein -- Pt. III. Sport in the era of industrialization and reform, 1870-1915 -- Ch. 6. Sporting life as consumption, fashion, and display: the pastimes of the rich / Donald J. Mrozek -- Ch. 7. Creating America's winter golfing mecca at Pinehurst, North Carolina: national marketing and local control / Larry R. Youngs -- Ch. 8. The father of American football / Michael Oriard -- Pt. IV. Sport, the Great Depression, and two world wars, 1915-1950 -- Ch. 9. The World War I American military sporting experience / S.W. Pope -- Ch. 10. In sports the best man wins: how Joe Louis whupped Jim Crow / Theresa E. Runstedtler --
Ch. 11. Padres on Mount Olympus: Los Angeles and the production of the 1932 Olympic mega-event / Sean Dinces -- Ch. 12. Going to bat for Jackie Robinson: the Jewish role in breaking baseball's color line / Stephen H. Norwood and Harold Brackman -- Pt. V. Sport in the age of television, discord, and personal fulfillment, 1950-1985 -- Ch. 13. Toil and trouble: a parable of hard work and fun / David W. Zang -- Ch. 14. Victory for Allah: Muhammad Ali, the Nation of Islam, and American society / David K. Wiggins -- Ch. 15. The fight for Title IX / Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford -- Pt. VI. Sport during the period of celebrity and globalization, 1985-present -- Ch. 16. Yearning for yesteryear: Cal Ripken, Jr., the streak, and the politics of nostalgia / Daniel A. Nathan and Mary G. McDonald -- Ch. 17. Manhood, memory, and white men's sports in the American South / Ted Ownby -- Ch. 18. The whole world isn't watching (but we thought they were): the Super Bowl and U.S. solipsism / Christopher R. Martin and Jimmie L. Reeves.
Subject Sports -- United States -- History.
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Added Author Wiggins, David Kenneth, 1951-
ISBN 9780736078863 (hard cover)
073607886X (hard cover)

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