A Companion to American Sport History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

A Companion to American Sport History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

By: Steven A. Riess (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. * Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport * Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history * Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field * Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

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About Author

Steven A. Riess is the Bernard Brommel Research Professor of History at Northeastern Illinois University. His books include City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports (1989), Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era, Revised Edition (1999), and The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913 (2011), and Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920, Second Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).


Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 Steven A. Riess Part I Major Chronological Eras of Sport History 11 1 The Emergence of Sport: A Historiographical Appraisal of Sport in America through 1865 13 James C. Schneider 2 The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, 1865 1920 32 Gerald R. Gems 3 The Interwar and Post-World War II Eras, 1920 1960 60 Ryan Swanson 4 Sport Since the 1960s 84 Russ Crawford Part II Historical Processes and Sport 107 5 Scientific Habits of Mind, Technological Revolutions, and American Sport 109 Mark Dyreson 6 Urbanization and American Sport 130 Joseph C. Bigott Part III Major Team Sports 153 7 Baseball Before 1920 155 Leslie Heaphy 8 Baseball Since 1920 177 Rebecca T. Alpert 9 Reconciling the Consequences of Modernity: College Football as Cultural History 202 Kurt Edward Kemper 10 Professional Football 221 Anthony Santoro 11 Basketball 246 Aram Goudsouzian Part IV Major Individual Sports 269 12 Boxing: The Manly Art 271 Randy Roberts and Andrew R. M. Smith 13 Golf and Tennis 292 Robert Pruter 14 American Motor Sport: The Checkered Literature on the Checkered Flag 313 David N. Lucsko 15 Historians, Track Stars, and Amateurism: Retrospect and Prospects 334 Alan S. Katchen Part V Sport, Government, and the Global Society 357 16 The United States and International Sport: A Historiography 359 Nicholas Evan Sarantakes 17 The United States in the Modern Olympic Movement: A Historiography 379 Robert K. Barney Part VI Sport and Social History 403 18 Historians Take on Ethnicity, Race, and Sport 405 Gerald R. Gems 19 The African American Athlete 434 Louis Moore 20 Class and Sport 454 Steven A. Riess 21 Manhood or Masculinity: The Historiography of Manliness in American Sport 479 Brian M. Ingrassia 22 Women in American Sport History 500 Linda J. Borish Part VII Sport and Capitalism 521 23 Explaining Exceptionalism: Approaches to the Study of American Sports Business History 523 J. Andrew Ross 24 Sport and the Media 552 James R. Walker and Robert V. Bellamy, Jr 25 Stadiums, Arenas, and Audiences 577 Robert C. Trumpbour Part VIII Sport and Culture 599 26 Sport and American Religion 601 Richard Kimball 27 Not Always Natural : A Historiography of Sport in American Culture 615 Kevin B. Witherspoon 28 Sports Biographies 634 Maureen Smith Index 656

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780470656129
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9780470656129
  • weight: 1228
  • ISBN10: 0470656123

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