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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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Timeline.
2: American Sports, 1607–1860.
3: Overview.
4: Sports Among Native Americans.
5: Sports Among the English Colonists.
6: Eighteenth-Century Sporting Styles.
7: Sports in the Early National and Antebellum Years.
8: Antebellum Health Reform.
9: The Beginnings of Modern Sports.
10: Summary.
11: Recommended Resources.
12: American Sports, 1861–1889.
13: Overview.
14: Team Sports.
15: Sports for Individual Competitors.
16: Issues in Women's Sports.
17: Summary.
18: Recommended Resources.
19: American Sports, 1890–1899.
20: Overview.
21: Team Sports.
22: Sports for Individual Competitors.
23: Recommended Resources.
24: American Sports, 1900–1909.
25: Overview.
26: Team Sports.
27: Sports for Individual Competitors.
28: Summary.
29: Recommended Resources.
30: American Sports, 1910–1919.
31: Overview.
32: Team Sports.
33: Other Significant Sports: Auto Racing.
34: Summary.
35: Recommended Resources.
36: American Sports, 1920–1929.
37: Overview.
38: Team Sports.
39: Sports for Individual Competitors.
40: Summary.
41: Recommended Resources.
42: American Sports, 1930–1939.
43: Overview.
44: Team Sports.
45: Sports for Individual Competitors.
46: The Most Important New Technologies in American Sport—Radio and Television Broadcasts.
47: American Sport and the Great Depression.
48: Recommended Resources.