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Major Problems in American Sport History

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12/17/1996
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Summary

Each topic in this text is covered by both secondary readings and a wide variety of primary source documents, including legal decisions, diary entries, newspaper reports, literary accounts, government hearings, and advertisements for athletic equipment.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 What Is Sport History?
1(20)
ESSAYS
3(16)
Elliott J. Gorn
Michael Oriard
Taking Sports Seriously
3(2)
Allen Guttmann
Capitalism, Protestantism, and the Rise of Modern Sport
5(10)
Stephen Hardy
Urbanization and the Rise of Sport
15(4)
FURTHER READING
19(2)
CHAPTER 2 Sport in Colonial America
21(28)
DOCUMENTS
22(9)
King James I Identifies Lawful Sports in England, 1618
22(2)
Restrictive Sabbath Statutes of Colonial Massachusetts, 1658
24(1)
A Henrico County, Virginia, Horse Race Contract, 1698
24(2)
An Englishman's Positive Impressions of Virginia Racing, 1772
26(1)
Elkanah Watson's Misgivings on Cockfighting, 1787
27(1)
George Catlin Describes a Choctaw Lacrosse Match, c. 1830s
27(4)
ESSAYS
31(17)
Timothy H. Breen
The Cultural Significance of Gambling Among the Gentry of Virginia
31(8)
Nancy Struna
The Sporting Life in Puritan America
39(9)
FURTHER READING
48(1)
CHAPTER 3 Traditional Sport, Modern Sport, and the Male Bachelor Subculture, 1800-1860
49(33)
DOCUMENTS
50(12)
A Traveler Belittles Hunting in Virginia, 1799, and the Carolinas, 1800
50(1)
James Hall Depicts a Low-life Billiard Parlor, 1828
51(1)
The Great Foot Race of 1835
52(2)
Horace Greeley Decries the Slaughter of Boxer Thomas McCoy, 1842
54(2)
A Policeman Visits the Dissipated Rat Pits of Boston, c. 1860
56(1)
The New York Herald Reports on "The Great Contest: Fashion v. Peytona," 1845
57(5)
ESSAYS
62(19)
Elliott J. Gorn
The Social Significance of Gouging in the Southern Backcountry
62(8)
Melvin L. Adelman
Harness Racing: The First Modern American Sport, 1825-1870
70(11)
FURTHER READING
81(1)
CHAPTER 4 The Making of a Modern Sporting Culture, 1840-1870
82(30)
DOCUMENTS
83(11)
Thomas W. Higginson Analyzes the American Clergy and Their Need for Physical Fitness, 1858
83(2)
Catharine Beecher Criticizes Women's Frailty and Recommends What Should Be Done About It, 1855
85(2)
American Agriculturist Applauds Ladies on Horseback, 1862
87(1)
The New York Times Recommends Skating at Central Park, 1859
88(2)
The New York Herald Compares Cricket and Baseball, 1859
90(3)
The Spirit of the Times Examines the Founding of the New York Athletic Club, 1868
93(1)
ESSAYS
94(16)
Linda J. Borish
Catharine Beecher and Thomas W. Higginson on the Need for Physical Fitness
94(9)
George B. Kirsch
Baseball Spectators, 1855-1870
103(7)
FURTHER READING
110(2)
CHAPTER 5 Sport and Higher Education in America, 1865-1910
112(28)
DOCUMENTS
113(8)
The New York Times Reports on an International Match: The Harvard-Oxford Boat Race, 1869
113(1)
Coach Walter Camp on Sportsmanship, 1893
114(2)
Richard Harding Davis Scrutinizes the Rituals of the Thanksgiving Day Football Game, 1893
116(2)
Henry Beach Needham Decries the Professionalization of College Athletes, 1905
118(3)
ESSAYS
121(18)
Ronald A. Smith
Amateurism in Late Nineteenth-Century College Sports
121(7)
Robin D. Lester
The Rise of the Spectator, the Coach, and the Player at the University of Chicago, 1895-1905
128(11)
FURTHER READING
139(1)
CHAPTER 6 Sport and the Rise of the Industrial Radial City, 1870-1920
140(29)
DOCUMENTS
141(10)
The New York Times Evaluates the Accessibility and Utility of Central Park, 1873, 1875
141(1)
The New York Clipper on the Opening of Jerome Park Race Track and the Revitalization of the Turf, 1866
142(2)
The New York Clipper Reports on the Astley Belt Race of 1879
144(2)
The New York Times Lauds Baseball and Community Pride, 1888
146(1)
The New York Times Considers Madison Square Garden as a Civic Institution, 1900
147(1)
Harper's Weekly Examines New York City's Athletic Clubs, 1892
148(3)
ESSAYS
151(16)
Stephen Hardy
Parks for the People: The Rise of Public Parks in Boston, 1869-1900
151(8)
Steven A. Riess
Professional Sports and New York's Tammany Machine, 1890-1920
159(8)
FURTHER READING
167(2)
CHAPTER 7 Sport and Class, 1870-1920
169(36)
DOCUMENTS
170(10)
Caspar W. Whitney Probes the Evolution of the Country Club, 1894
170(3)
The Chicago Daily News Describes a Paradise for Hunters, 1895
173(2)
Philip G. Hubert, Jr., Reflects on the Bicycle: The Marvel of Its Day, 1895
175(1)
The Spirit of the Times Denigrates the Printer's Benevolent Association Games, 1887
176(2)
Charles J. Lucas Criticizes the Commercialization of Amateur Athletics, 1906
178(2)
ESSAYS
180(24)
Donald Mrozek
Sporting Life as Consumption, Fashion, and Display-The Pastimes of the Rich at the Turn of the Century
180(8)
Steven A. Riess
Sport and the Redefinition of American Middle-Class Masculinity, 1840-1900
188(10)
Ted Vincent
Working-Class Runners in the Late Nineteenth Century
198(6)
FURTHER READING
204(1)
CHAPTER 8 The Commercialization and Professionalization of Sports, 1870-1920
205(34)
DOCUMENTS
207(16)
The National Police Gazette Indicts Wyatt Earp as Crooked Referee, 1896
207(1)
Rene Bache Computes the Cost of a Day at the Races, 1906
208(3)
Josiah Flynt Delineates the Evils of Off-Track Poolrooms, 1907
211(2)
Harper's Weekly Describes the New Chicago Baseball Grounds, 1883
213(2)
The New York Sun's Portrayal of a Typical Baseball Crowd, 1884
215(1)
John Montgomery Ward Asks, "Is the Base-ball Player a Chattel?"
216(2)
H. Addington Bruce Analyzes Baseball and the National Life, 1913
218(3)
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Explains Why Baseball Is Not Subject to Antitrust Laws, 1922
221(1)
Sears, Roebuck Catalogue Sports Equipment Advertisements, 1897
222(1)
ESSAYS
223(14)
Harold Seymour
The Creation of the National League in 1876
223(7)
Michael Isenberg
The Sullivan-Corbett Championship Fight of 1892 and the Modernization of Ring Promotion
230(7)
FURTHER READING
237(2)
PHOTOGRAPH ESSAY Uniforming Sportswomen
239(5)
CHAPTER 9 Gender and Sport in Modern America, 1870-1920
244(34)
DOCUMENTS
245(14)
Woodrow Wilson Supports Football and Its Promotion of Manliness, 1894
245(1)
Theodore Roosevelt Examines How Sport Makes Boys Into Men, 1900
246(1)
Eleanor Waddle Reports on the Rise of the Berkeley Ladies' Athletic Club, 1889
247(3)
Anne O'Hagan Describes the Athletic American Girl, 1901
250(3)
Senda Berenson Asserts the Value of Adapted Women's Basketball, 1901
253(2)
Dr. Dudley A. Sargent Asks, "Are Athletics Making Girls Masculine?", 1912
255(3)
A Female Fan Tells Her Beau, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," 1908
258(1)
ESSAYS
259(18)
Elliott J. Gorn
Manliness in the Squared Circle
259(8)
Roberta J. Park
Sport, Gender, and Society in the Late Nineteenth Century
267(10)
FURTHER READING
277(1)
CHAPTER 10 Race and Ethnicity in American Sport, 1890-1940
278(31)
DOCUMENTS
279(11)
The Chicago Daily News Describes the Quadrennial National Turner Festival, 1893
279(1)
The National Police Gazette Supports the Rise of Italian Boxing, 1905
280(1)
Richard Henry Pratt Encourages Indian Sportsmanship, c. 1894
281(1)
The Outlook's Dismay with Indian Sportsman Jim Thorpe and the Forfeiture of His Olympic Medals, 1913
281(2)
Prejudice Against African-American Ballplayers in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1911
283(1)
James "Cool Papa" Bell Remembers Negro League Baseball in the 1920s and 1930s
284(3)
The Chicago Commission on Race Relations Examines Racial Contacts in Recreation in the Late 1910s
287(3)
ESSAYS
290(17)
Randy Roberts
The 1910 Jeffries-Johnson Fight and Its Impact
290(9)
Peter Levine
Basketball and the Jewish-American Community, 1920s-1930s
299(8)
FURTHER READING
307(2)
CHAPTER 11 Sports Heroes and American Culture, 1890-1940
309(29)
DOCUMENTS
311(13)
Burt Standish's Dick Merriwell Saves the Game, 1909
311(1)
Commonweal Memorializes Christy Matthewson, a Real-Life Merriwell, 1925
312(1)
The Black Sox Scandal and the Fallen Hero: The Confession of Joe Jackson, 1920
313(4)
Grantland Rice on John L. Sullivan and Babe Ruth as Prowess Heroes, 1925
317(2)
Grantland Rice Describes the Heroic Qualities of Bobby Jones and Helen Wills, 1928
319(3)
Congressman Louis Stokes Eulogizes His Hero, Jesse Owens, 1980
322(2)
ESSAYS
324(13)
Roderick Nash
Sports Heroes of the 1920s
324(5)
Chris Meade
Joe Louis as Emerging Race Hero in the 1930s
329(8)
FURTHER READING
337(1)
CHAPTER 12 Sport and American Women Since 1930
338(32)
DOCUMENTS
339(15)
The Saturday Evening Post Examines Women's Softball in World War II America
339(3)
Billie Jean King Remembers Life as an Outsider in the 1950s and 1960s
342(4)
Powerlifter Tammy Thompson Identifies the Dangers of Steroids, 1987
346(1)
Baylor University Athletic Director Grant Teaff Criticizes the Impact of Title IX on Intercollegiate Football, 1993
347(2)
Attorney Ellen J. Vargyas Analyzes the Inadequacies of Title IX, 1992
349(5)
ESSAYS
354(15)
Susan E. Cayleff
Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The "Texas Tomboy"
354(6)
Susan Cahn
Women Competing/Gender Contested, 1930s-1950s
360(9)
FURTHER READING
369(1)
CHAPTER 13 Sport and Race in America Since 1945
370(30)
DOCUMENTS
371(13)
Yankees President Larry McPhail's Plan to Discourage Integration of Baseball, 1946
371(2)
Jackie Robinson on the Struggles of His First Spring Training, 1946
373(3)
The Thoughts of Muhammad Ali in Exile, c. 1967
376(2)
Harry Edwards Reviews the Making of the Black Athletic Revolt, 1967
378(3)
Arthur Ashe on Propositions 42 and 48, c. 1980s
381(3)
ESSAYS
384(15)
Jules Tygiel
A Lone Negro in the Game: Jackie Robinson's Rookie Season
384(6)
Michael Oriard
Muhammad Ali: The Hero in the Age of Mass Media
390(9)
FURTHER READING
399(1)
CHAPTER 14 The Business of Sport, 1945-1990
400(35)
DOCUMENTS
401(16)
Ike Williams Testifies on the Corruption of Boxing in the Late 1940s
401(7)
Norris Poulson Reveals How Los Angeles Got the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1958
408(3)
Justice Thurgood Marshall Dissents in the Curt Flood Case, 1972
411(1)
Marvin Miller Analyzes the Achievement of Free Agency, 1975
412(3)
Mayor Lionel J. Wilson Explains Why Oakland Needs the Raiders, 1984
415(2)
ESSAYS
417(17)
Randy Roberts
James Olson
The Impact of Roone Arledge on Televised Sports
417(8)
Charles C. Euchner
The Making of Baltimore's Camden Yards Stadium
425(9)
FURTHER READING
434(1)
CREDITS 435


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