A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history.
- Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport
- Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history
- Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field
- Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography
Steven A. Riess is the Bernard Brommel Research Professor of History at Northeastern Illinois University. His books include City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports (1989), Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era, Revised Edition (1999), and The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913 (2011), and Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920, Second Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).