By Steven A. Riess
A significant other to American recreation History provides a set of unique essays that symbolize the 1st finished research of scholarship in relation to the transforming into box of yankee game history.
- Presents the 1st whole research of the scholarship on the subject of the educational historical past of yankee sport
- Features contributions from the various best students operating within the box of yankee game history
- Includes insurance of the chronology of activities from colonial occasions to the current day, together with significant activities similar to baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, golfing, motor racing, tennis, and song and box
- Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, expertise, gender, race, social classification, and genres comparable to activities biography
Awarded 2015 top Anthology from the North American Society for recreation historical past (NASSH)
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