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"Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization journeys from the early American past to the present to offer a compelling account of the historical evolution of American sporting practices. This text provides insights that allow readers to develop new and alternative perspectives, examine sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, generate a better understanding of current sport practices, and consider future developments in sport in American life." "Sports in American History is unique in its level of detail, broad time frame, and focus on sports and the evolving definitions of physical activity and games. In addition, excerpts from primary documents provide firsthand accounts that will not only inform and fascinate readers but also provide a well-rounded perspective on the historical development of American sport."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
|Sporting Experiences in Colonial America, 1400-1750|
|Native American Pastimes and Sports|
|Influence of Religion on English Colonists|
|Sport in American Colonies|
|Sport and Pastimes in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period, 1750-1820|
|The Great Awakening and the Place of Sport|
|Consumerism and Changing Patterns of Colonial Life|
|The Enlightenment in America and Ideas of Sport and the Body|
|Frontier and Backcountry Sport|
|Women's Active Recreation in the Revolutionary Era and Early National Period|
|Native American Sport|
|Sporting Practices During the American Revolutionary War|
|Turn of the Nineteenth Century and Societal Patterns|
|Antebellum Health Reforms and Sporting Forms, 1820-1860|
|Overview of the Antebellum Period|
|Women and Physical Activity|
|Rural Sporting Practices|
|Rise of Agricultural and Sporting Journalism|
|Sporting Practices of the Middle and Upper Class|
|Public Spaces for Health and Sport|
|Sporting Pastimes of African Americans and Native Americans|
|Immigrants and Sporting Cultures|
|Rise of Rationalized and Modern Sport, 1850-1870|
|Concept of Modern Sport|
|Subcommunities and the Growth of Modern Sport|
|Growth of Sports Clubs and Advancing Rational Recreation|
|Growth of American Team Sport and Competition|
|Rise of Intercollegiate Sport|
|The Civil War and Sporting Experiences|
|New Identities and Expanding Modes of Sport in the Gilded Age, 1870-1890|
|Sport and Social Stratification|
|Maintaining Ethnic Forms of Leisure|
|Development of an Intercollegiate Sporting Culture|
|Male Sporting Culture|
|Business of Sport|
|Gendered Sport, Class, and Social Roles|
|Regulation of Sport: Amateurism Versus Professionalism|
|American Sport and Social Change During the Progressive Era, 1890-1920|
|Social Reformers of the Progressive Era|
|Play and Games in American Ideology|
|Sport and Colonialism|
|Resistance to Social Reform|
|Sport, Ethnicity, and the Quest for Social Mobility|
|Assimilation of Disparate Groups in American Society|
|Challenging Gender Boundaries|
|Sport and Technology|
|Modern Olympic Games|
|Sport During World War I|
|Sport, Heroic Athletes, and Popular Culture, 1920-1950|
|War, Depression, and the Shaping of America|
|Social Change and the Spread of Sport|
|Heroes in the Golden Age|
|Media and the Commercialization of Sport|
|Sport as TV Spectacle, Big Business, and Political Site, 1950-1980|
|Sport in the Cold War|
|Evolution of the Sport-Media Relationship|
|Incorporation of Alternative Heroes|
|Professional Sport and Labor Relations|
|Sport and the Civil Rights Movement|
|Sport, Narcissism, and the Existential Search for Self|
|Scientific Advancements and the Growth of Sport|
|Globalized Sport, 1980-2007|
|Corporate Sporting Culture|
|Women and Sport|
|Sport and Cynicism in America|
|Enduring Icons of Sport|
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