eBook Encyclopedia of Sports in America: A History from Foot Races to Extreme Sports, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313347913
  • ISBN-13: 9780313347917
  • DDC: 796.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Sports and leisure activities serve as a mirror, allowing us to examine the attitudes and values of everyday people. This new reference explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.