By Steven A. Riess
A better half to American recreation History provides a suite of unique essays that characterize the 1st entire research of scholarship when it comes to the turning out to be box of yank recreation history.
- Presents the 1st whole research of the scholarship on the subject of the educational historical past of yank sport
- Features contributions from a number of the best students operating within the box of yank recreation history
- Includes assurance of the chronology of activities from colonial instances to the current day, together with significant activities similar to baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, golfing, motor racing, tennis, and song and fieldï¿½
- Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, know-how, gender, race, social category, and genres akin to activities biography
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Walking cities were dotted with undeveloped areas and modestly trafficked streets that served as sites for the minimally organized and noncommercial sports of the premodern era. Relatively small populations, comparatively low levels of pollution in rivers (every significant city was located on a body of water of one sort or another), and ready access to the countryside all allowed dwellers of the walking city to continue the field and water sports so popular in colonial times. A second tension was ideological, as antebellum reformers launched what proved to be an ongoing effort to promote sport as an antidote to various social ills, many of which they associated with urban life.
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Blanchard, Kendall (1981) The Mississippi Choctaw at Play. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Block, David (2005) Baseball Before We Knew It. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Breen, Timothy H. ” William and Mary Quarterly 34: 239–257. 30 james c. schneider Bridenbaugh, Carl (1938) Cities in the Wilderness: The First Century of Urban Life in America, 1625–1742. New York: Ronald Press. Bridenbaugh, Carl (1955) Cities in Revolt: Urban Life in America, 1743–1776.
A Companion to American Sport History by Steven A. Riess