eBook Sports in America: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

  • Steven A. Riess Northeastern Illinois University
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  • ISBN-10: 076563063X
  • ISBN-13: 9780765630636
  • DDC: 796.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

A unique new reference work, this encyclopedia presents a social, cultural, and economic history of American sports from hunting, bowling, and skating in the sixteenth century to televised professional sports and the X Games today. Nearly 400 articles examine historical and cultural aspects of leagues, teams, institutions, major competitions, the media and other related industries, as well as legal and social issues, economic factors, ethnic and racial participation, and the growth of institutions and venues. Also included are biographical entries on notable individuals—not just outstanding athletes, but owners and promoters, journalists and broadcasters, and innovators of other kinds—along with in-depth entries on the history of major and minor sports from air racing and archery to wrestling and yachting. A detailed chronology, master bibliography, and directory of institutions, organizations, and governing bodies—plus more than 100 vintage and contemporary photographs—round out the coverage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Sports in America: Table of Contents.
Introduction: Sports and Society in American History.
A-Z Entires.
1: Aaron, Hank (1934–).
2: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (1947–).
3: African American Baseball, Before 1920.
4: African American Baseball, Negro League Era.
5: African Americans.
6: Agents.
7: Air Racing.
8: Ali, Muhammad (1942–).
9: All-America Football Conference.
10: All-American Girls Baseball League.
11: Amateur Athletic Union.
12: Amateurism.
13: American Basketball Association.
14: America's Cup.
15: Archery.
16: Arledge, Roone (1931–2002).
17: Armstrong, Lance (1971–).
18: Arts, Visual.
19: Ashe, Arthur (1943–1993).
20: Astrodome.
21: Athletic Clubs.
22: Athletics, Oakland/Kansas City/Philadelphia.
23: Atlas, Charles (1892–1972).
24: Automobile Racing.
25: Avalanche, Colorado/Quebec Nordiques.
26: Baker, Hobey (1892–1918).
27: Baseball, to 1870.
28: Baseball, Major League.
29: Baseball, Minor League.
30: Baseball, Semiprofessional.
31: Basketball, College.
32: Basketball, Professional, Pre-NBA.
33: Basketball, Professional, NBA Era.
34: Basketball, Women's.
35: Baugh, Sammy (1914–2008).
36: Bears, Chicago.
37: Bennett, James G., Jr. (1841–1918).
38: Berenson, Senda (1868–1954).
39: Billiards.
40: Black Sox Scandal.
41: Blackhawks, Chicago.
42: Blue Jays, Toronto.
43: Blue Laws.
44: Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton.
45: Bodybuilding.
46: Bonds, Barry (1964–).
47: Bowl Games, College Football.
48: Bowling.
49: Boxing.
50: Braves, Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston.
51: Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players.
52: Brown, Jim (1936–).
53: Brown, Paul (1908–1991).
54: Browns, Cleveland.
55: Bruins, Boston.
56: Brundage, Avery (1887–1975).
57: Bryant, Bear (1913–1983).
58: Bulls, Chicago.
59: Business of Sports.
60: Camp, Walter (1859–1925).
61: Canadiens, Montreal.
62: Canine Sports.
63: Canoeing.
64: Canucks, Vancouver.
65: Cardinals, St. Louis (Baseball).
66: Catholic Youth Organization.
67: Celtics, Boston.
68: Celtics, Original.
69: Central Park, New York City.
70: Chamberlain, Wilt (1936–1999).
71: Cheerleading.
72: Chinese Americans.
73: Class, Economic and Social.
74: Clemente, Roberto (1934–1972).
75: Clothing.
76: Cobb, Ty (1886–1961).
77: Cockfighting.
78: College All-Star Football Game.
79: College Basketball Scandal of 1951.
80: Colonial Era.
81: Colts, Indianapolis/Baltimore.
82: Comiskey, Charles (1859–1931).
83: Cosell, Howard (1918–1995).
84: Country Clubs.
85: Cowboys, Dallas.
86: Coyotes, Phoenix/Winnipeg Jets.
87: Crawfords, Pittsburgh.
88: Cricket.
89: Crime, Organized.
90: Croquet.
91: Cross Country.
92: Cubs, Chicago.
93: Curling.
94: Cycling.
95: Davis, Al (1929–).
96: Davis Cup.
97: De La Hoya, Oscar (1973–).
98: Dempsey, Jack (1895–1983).
99: Didrikson (Zaharias), Babe (1911–1956).
100: DiMaggio, Joe (1914–1999).
101: Disability Sports.
102: Diving.
103: Dodgers, Los Angeles/Brooklyn.
104: Drugs, Performance-Enhancing.
105: Early Republic, Antebellum, and Civil War Eras, 1790–1870.
106: Earnhardt, Dale (1951–2001).
107: Eclipse.
108: Ederle, Gertrude (1906–2003).
109: Endorsements, Athlete.
110: Epstein, Charlotte (1884–1938).
111: ESPN.
112: Extreme Sports.
113: Federal League.
114: Feller, Bob (1918–2010).
115: Fencing.
116: Field Hockey.
117: Figure Skating.
118: Film.
119: Fishing.
120: Flames, Calgary/Atlanta.
121: Football, College.
122: Football, Professional.
123: 49ers, San Francisco.
124: Foster, Andrew “Rube” (1879–1930).
125: Gambling.
126: Gans, Joe (1874–1910).
127: Gehrig, Lou (1903–1941).
128: German Americans.
129: Giants, Cuban (Baseball).
130: Giants, New York (Football).
131: Giants, San Francisco/New York (Baseball).
132: Gibson, Althea (1927–2003).
133: Gibson, Josh (1911–1947).
134: Gilded Age, 1870–1900.
135: Glickman, Marty (1917–2001).
136: Globalization.
137: Golf.
138: Gonzales, Pancho (1928–1995).
139: Gonzales, Rodolfo “Corky” (1928–2005).
140: Gottlieb, Eddie (1898–1979).
141: Government, Local.
142: Government, U.S..
143: Grange, Red (1903–1991).
144: Grays, Homestead.
145: Greenberg, Hank (1911–1986).
146: Greenlee, Gus (1893–1952).
147: Gretzky, Wayne (1961–).
148: Gulick, Luther (1865–1918).
149: Gymnastics.
150: Hagen, Walter (1892–1969).
151: Halas, George (1895–1983).
152: Hamm, Mia (1972–).
153: Handball.
154: Harlem Globetrotters.
155: Harness Racing.
156: Historically Black Colleges.
157: Hogan, Ben (1912–1997).
158: Holman, Nat (1896–1995).
159: Horse Racing.
160: Hot Rodding.
161: Hunting.
162: Ice Hockey.
163: Indianapolis 500.
164: Indians, Cleveland.
165: Industrial Sports.
166: Industrialization.
167: Injuries, Protection Against and Remediation of.
168: Intercollegiate Athletic Associations and Conferences.
169: Interscholastic Sports.
170: Interwar Period and World War II, 1920–1945.
171: Irish Americans.
172: Italian Americans.
173: Japanese Americans.
174: Jeffries, Jim (1875–1953).
175: Jewish Americans.
176: Jockey Club, The.
177: Johnson, Earvin “Magic” (1959–).
178: Johnson, Jack (1878–1946).
179: Johnson, Walter (1887–1946).
180: Jones, Bobby (1902–1971).
181: Jordan, Michael (1963–).
182: Joyner-Kersee, Jackie (1962–).
183: Kahanamoku, Duke (1890–1968).
184: Kentucky Derby.
185: King, Billie Jean (1943–).
186: King, Don (1931–).
187: Knicks, New York.
188: Koufax, Sandy (1935–).
189: Krone, Julie (1963–).
190: Lacrosse.
191: Lakers, Los Angeles/Minneapolis.
192: LaMotta, Jake (1921–).
193: Landis, Kenesaw Mountain (1866–1944).
194: Lapchick, Joe (1900–1970).

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steven A. Riess

Steven A. Riess (Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 1974) formerly the Bernard Brommel Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at Northeastern Illinois University is the author of several books, three of which were cited by CHOICE as “Outstanding Academic Books.” Other awards include the Webb-Smith Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Among the founding members of the North American Society for Sport History, he edited the Journal of Sport History from 1985 to 1992.