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Author Riess, Steven A.
Title Sport in industrial America, 1850-1920 [electronic resource] / Steven A. Riess.
Publication Info. Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Edition 2nd ed.
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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920; CONTENTS; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Urbanization, the Technological Revolution, and the Rise of Sport; Urban Reform and the Ideology of Sport; Sport and Urban Space; Sport and the Promotion of Public Pride; The Technological Revolution and the Rise of Sport; Sport and the Communications Revolution; Sport and the Transportation Revolution; Lights, Camera, Action; Technological Innovations and Sports Equipment; Conclusion; Photographs follow pages 44 and 194; CHAPTER TWO: Sport and Class; Sport and the American Elite.
The Elite Sports ClubThoroughbred Racing and the Jockey Clubs; The Athletic Club; Women and the Elite Sports Clubs; The Country Club; Sport and the Middle Class; Middle-Class Sports Clubs; Middle-Class Women; Working-Class Sport; The Working-Class Saloon; Track-and-Field; Blue-Collar Baseball; Industrial Sport; Working-Class Women's Sport; Conclusion; CHAPTER THREE: Sport, Ethnicity, and Race; The Old Immigrants; British Americans; Irish Americans; German Americans; The New Immigrants; Jewish Americans; Native Americans; African Americans; Asian Americans; Conclusion.
CHAPTER FOUR: Sport and the Educational ProcessSport and Higher Education; Men's Intercollegiate Athletics; Football: The Big Game; The Football Crisis of 1905-1906 and the Rise of the NCAA; Women's Collegiate Athletics; Secondary School Sport; Adult-Directed Youth Sport; Conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE: Baseball and the Rise of Professional Sport; Prizefighting; Thoroughbred Racing; The Racetracks; Reformers Close the Tracks; Professional Baseball; The Rise of the National League; Baseball in the Early Twentieth Century; The Ballparks; The Ballplayers; The Game in the Dead Ball Era.
The Black Sox ScandalConclusion; CHAPTER SIX: American Sport in the International Arena; The Cultural Diffusion of Sport; Sports and the Borderlands; The Baseball Tours; The Diffusion of American Sport in the Pacific; Hawaii; China; Japan; The Philippines and American Imperialism; American Sport in the Caribbean; Cuba; The United States and the Olympic Games; The 1900 and 1904 Olympics and the Intercalated Games of 1906; The London Olympics of 1908; The 1912 Olympics at Stockholm; The Inter-Allied Games and the 1920 Olympics; Conclusion; Bibliographical Essay; Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Mar. 26, 2013).
Subject Sports -- United States -- Sociological aspects.
Sports -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Riess, Steven A. Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920 New York : Wiley, c2013 9781118537718
ISBN 9781118537817 (electronic bk.)
1118537815 (electronic bk.)
1118537815
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