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Richard O. Davies

Sports in American Life

A History

€ 57.15

The third edition of author Richard O. Davies` highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history.

Taal / Language : English




1 The Emergence of Organized Sports, 1607-1860

Games in Colonial New England

Recreations in Southern Colonies

The Revolutionary Era and Beyond

The Democratization of Racing: The Trotters

Racing by Land and Sea

The Formative Years of Prizefighting

Baseball: The Creation of America s Game

2 Baseball: America s Game

The Early Professional Era

Henry Chadwick and a Game of Numbers

Growing Pains

Early Years of the Professional Game

Emergence of the Modern Game

The 1880s: A Decade of Rancor

3 Sports and the Emergence of Modern America: 1864-1920

Prizefighting Enters the Mainstream

Sports and Social Class

Strong Bodies and Devout Souls

America s Greatest Athlete

Organized Play for the Modern Era

Interscholastic Sports

4 The Emergence of King Football: 1869-1920

The Early Years of College Athletics

Football American Style

Yale and the Creation of Football

Football Moves West

Football as Spectacle

Football in Crisis

5 The National Pastime: Baseball, 1890-1930

The 1890s: Years of Discord

Ban Johnson and the American League

The Cyclone and the Georgia Peach

Masters of Strategy

The Federal League Challenge

Crisis: Gamblers Fix the World Series of 1919

The Babe

Baseball s Golden Age

6 Playing Nice: Women and Sports, 1860-1945

The Early Years of Women s Sports

The Demise of Women s Sports

Helen and Trudy:

America s First Women Sports Stars

Babe: The Texas Tomboy

Women Play Hardball: The Peaches and the Chicks

The Instinctive Urge to Compete

7 Sports in the Age of Ballyhoo, Depression and War 1920-1945

Gee Whiz: Sports Journalism During the 1920s

Heroes for a Heroic Age

Growing Pains: The National Football League

Boxing Gains Respectability

Baseball s Long Slump

Seabisquit Sports Star for the Depression Era

Baseball During the War Years

8 Sports on Campus: 1920-1950

The Essential Myth of Big-Time College Athletics

Football: Driving the Bus

Knute Rockne and the Making of Notre Dame Football

The Second Challenge to Big-Time Football

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Nightmares

9 America s Great Dilemma

The Fight of the Century

Separate and Unequal The Negro Leagues

Out of the Cotton Fields of Alabama: Jesse and Joe


In the Shadow of Jackie Robinson

Gentlepeople and Sanctimonious Hypocrites

The Baron and the Bear

10   The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat: Television Revolutionizes Sports

The Formative Years of Sports Television

Tale of the Tube:  Boxing

Professional Football Comes of Age

Pete and Roone

Super Sunday and Monday Night Madness

ESPN: All Sports All the Time

11 The Big Business of College Sports

The Sanity Code is Scuttled

Creation of a Cartel

Emphasis and De-Emphasis

Woody and the Bear

The Wizard of Westwood

Madness in March

The NCAA as Enforcer

Intercollegiate Athletics: Education or Big Business?

Turmoil, Realignment, and a Playoff System

The Futility of Reform

Trouble in Happy Valley

12 Play for Pay Professional Sports in America

A Tale of Three Cities

Urban Relocation, Redevelopment and Promotion

The Economics of Organized Baseball

Baseball s Labor Disputes

The Magic of Parity: The National Football League

The Wondrous World of Magic, Larry, and Michael

Always Turn Left: NASCAR Takes the Checkered Flag

Beyond the Bright Lights: Hockey and Soccer

13 Do Your Believe in Miracles?

The Cold War Shapes the Olympics

Television Transforms the Olympics

The Games Must Go On               

To Boycott or Not to Boycott

The Triumph of Professionalism

Athens and Beyond

14 The Persistent Dilemma of Race

I m the Greatest

Boycott, Backlash, and Beyond

Breakthrough: A New Era in American Sports

Hank Aaron Catches the Babe

Can White Men Jump?


Sister Act: Venus and Serena

15 Playing Nice No Longer: Women s Sports 1960-2015

Deceit and Deception: The NCAA and Gender Equity

Titanic Rivalry: Connecticut and Tennessee Basketball

Billie Jean Sparks a Revolution

Viva America!  World Cup Winners

You ve Come a Long Way Baby! or Have You?

16 Only in America!

The World of Jimmy the Greek

The Tragedy of Pete Rose

The Demise of Boxing

Iron Mike and the King of Boxing

Whatever It Takes

Under a Cloud: Barry Bonds Chases Hank Aaron

17 The Democratization of Sports

Community Cauldron: High School Sports

Youth Sports

Golf s Golden Age: Arnie, the Super Mex, and the Golden Bear

The Comeback Kids

Sidewalk Surfing and the Rise of X-treme Sports


Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
488 pagina's
Januari 2016
1092 gram
243 x 191 x 23 mm
Blackwell Pub gb

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