By Steven A. Riess
A better half to American recreation History provides a set of unique essays that characterize the 1st accomplished research of scholarship on the subject of the starting to be box of yank activity history.
- Presents the 1st entire research of the scholarship in relation to the tutorial heritage of yank sport
- Features contributions from a number of the most interesting students operating within the box of yank recreation history
- Includes insurance of the chronology of activities from colonial occasions to the current day, together with significant activities akin to baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, golfing, motor racing, tennis, and music and box
- Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, expertise, gender, race, social category, and genres corresponding to activities biography
Awarded 2015 most sensible Anthology from the North American Society for recreation background (NASSH)
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