Encyclopedia Of Sports In America Two Volumes

Author: Murry R. Nelson
ISBN: 9780313347900
Size: 10.78 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Sports In America Two Volumes from the Author: Murry R. Nelson. Sports and leisure activities serve as a mirror, allowing us to examine the attitudes and values of everyday people. This new reference explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.reading.

More Than Just A Game

Author: Kathryn Jay
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150070X
Size: 63.20 MB
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More Than Just A Game from the Author: Kathryn Jay. More Than Just a Game tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities. By examining both professional and intercollegiate sports such as baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, and stock car racing, Kathryn Jay looks at the impact of packaging, salary, hype, corporate sponsorship, drug use, and the presence of women and African American players. Jay also considers the persistent belief that sports encourage good citizenship and morality despite a rise in cheating and violent behavior and an unabashed emphasis on financial gain. More Than Just a Game is a fascinating exploration of a phenomenon that has engaged the American imagination and thrilled fans for decades.

American Pop Popular Culture Decade By Decade 4 Volumes

Author: Bob Batchelor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313364117
Size: 58.56 MB
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American Pop Popular Culture Decade By Decade 4 Volumes from the Author: Bob Batchelor. Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces. Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.

The Irish And The Making Of American Sport 1835 1920

Author: Patrick R. Redmond
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786475536
Size: 72.79 MB
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The Irish And The Making Of American Sport 1835 1920 from the Author: Patrick R. Redmond. It was Jerrold Casway who coined the phrase "The Emerald Age of Baseball" to describe the 1890s, when so many Irish names dominated teams' rosters. But one can easily agree-and expand-that the period from the mid-1830s well into the first decade of the 20th century and assign the term to American sports in general. This book covers the Irish sportsman from the arrival of James "Deaf" Burke in 1836 through to Jack B. Kelly's rejection by Henley regatta and his subsequent gold medal at the 1920 Olympics. It avoids recounting the various victories and defeats of the Irish sportsman, seeking instead to deal with the complex interaction that he had with alcohol, gambling and Sunday leisure: pleasures that were banned in most of America at some time or other between 1836 and 1920. This book also covers the Irish sportsman's close relations with politicians, his role in labor relations, his violent lifestyle-and by contrast-his participation in bringing respectability to sport. It also deals with native Irish sports in America, the part played by the Irish in "Team USA's" initial international sporting ventures, and in the making and breaking of amateurism within sport.

Sports In American Life

Author: Richard O. Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118912373
Size: 75.19 MB
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Sports In American Life from the Author: Richard O. Davies. The third edition of author Richard O. Daviesï¿1⁄2 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. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno.ï¿1⁄2 Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccerï¿1⁄2s sharp rise in popularity Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports

Powerful Moments In Sports

Author: Martin Gitlin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442264969
Size: 76.71 MB
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Powerful Moments In Sports from the Author: Martin Gitlin. Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Billie Jean King takes on Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes. Title IX is passed. Some moments in sports—whether they take place on a track, on a tennis court, or in a courtroom—transcend the event itself. Some have helped America live out its creed that all men are created equal. Others have pushed the nation toward gender equality. Others have changed individual sports to such a degree that they have transformed society. Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History encompasses more than a single player, team, or game. This book looks at how a particular event revolutionized a sport, how a contest of speed inspired a nation, or even how a humble victory affected the world. Martin Gitlin considers such impactful moments as Jackie Robinson’s integration of Major League Baseball, Gertrude Ederle becoming the first female to swim the English Channel—and shattering the times of five men who had accomplished the feat before her—and the underdog US hockey team defeating the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics. The twenty events featured in this book had profound social, political, and cultural importance and inspired athletes and spectators alike. Spanning multiple decades, Powerful Moments in Sports reveals the tremendous impact athletes have had on America—and the world—over the years. Covering football, baseball, hockey, basketball, track and field, boxing, and more, this book will fascinate and enlighten sports fans, historians, and those interested in the impact of athletic endeavors on culture and society.

The Nfl In The 1970s

Author: Joe Zagorski
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497904
Size: 21.49 MB
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The Nfl In The 1970s from the Author: Joe Zagorski. "Definitive...an ideal resource for football historians as well as casual fans seeking to get a sense of a phenomenal decade in NFL history."--Library Journal "The 1970s was the decade of The Godfather, Watergate and disco. It was also the decade of Monday Night Football, America's Team and the Steel Curtain. Author Joe Zagorski's lively, well-researched book explains how rival leagues, the NFL and AFL, came together and the modern era of pro football was born."--McCann Award-winning sportswriter Ray Didinger "Finally, a book about the decade of football that defined the game for the Boomer Generation, a decade when the NFL supplanted Major League Baseball as our national past-time and became a cultural obsession. This is when the Me Decade collided with the ultimate team sport. And in this book, Mr. Zagorski has provided the perfect balance, weaving complex historical narrative into a series of wonderful stories and personality portraits that will forever live in the fabric of American sports."--Sal Paolantonio, ESPN National Correspondent "Zagorski does a fantastic job of telling the story of the NFL during the decade of the 1970s. Full of wonderful anecdotes from an era of pro football worth remembering."--Chris Willis, NFL Films "If you grew up in the 1970s and want to reconnect with your memories, this is the book for you. It’s well researched and full of details from names to events to memorable games."--Cliff Christl, team historian, Green Bay Packers "The 1970s saw one of the most significant changes in modern NFL history, as two leagues became one and the NFL became an intra-league battle for supremacy on the gridiron. Mr. Zagorski's dynamic and historical account of this period is informative."--Bob Swick, editor and publisher of Gridiron Greats magazine "This book is a nostalgic walk back through memory lane and the decade of the 1970s, the decade of dynasties when the NFL captured the imagination of the nation's sports fans with larger than life teams and personalities. It was a time and a place that will never be duplicated again and the author captures all the highlights in this book that you won't want to put down."--Vito Stellino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was a self-indulgent era, preoccupied with personal appearance and artistic self-expression. Pro football was a reflection of the times."--NFL Films documentary The Super Seventies. The 1970 merger between the American Football League and the National Football League laid the foundation for a stronger brand of gridiron competition, providing a new level of excitement for fans. This book examines each year of the NFL's pivotal decade in detail, covering the great names, great rivalries and great games, as well as the key changes in both strategy and rules. Along the way, the author explains how pro football developed into a near-religious American tradition.

American Sports

Author: Benjamin G Rader
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315509237
Size: 48.31 MB
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American Sports from the Author: Benjamin G Rader. American Sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded competitive sports, readers will understand how sports have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society.

Game On

Author: Tom Farrey
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 0345517482
Size: 40.78 MB
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Game On from the Author: Tom Farrey. A first-of-its-kind investigative book on the least examined and most important topic in sports today. Youth sports isn't just orange slices and all-star trophies anymore. It's 14-year-olds who enter high school with a decade of football experience, 9-year-olds competing for national baseball championships, 5-year-old golfers who shoot par, and toddlers made from sperm donated (for a fee) by elite college athletes. It's a year-round "travel team" in every community--and parents who fear that not making the cut in grade school will cost their kid the chance to play in high school. In short, a landscape in which performance often matters more than participation, all the way down to peewee basketball. Much as Fast Food Nation challenged our eating habits and Silent Spring rewired how we think about the environment, Tom Farrey's Game On will forever change the way we look at this desperate culture besotted by the example of Tiger Woods. An Emmy award-winning reporter, Farrey examines the lives of child athletes and the consequences of sorting the strong from the weak at ever earlier ages: fewer active kids, testier sidelines, rising obesity rates, and U.S. national teams that rarely win world titles. He dives into the world of these games that are played by more than 30 million boys and girls, and along the way uncovers some surprising truths. When the very best athletes enter organized play. The best approach to coaching them. And the powerful influence of wealth and genetics. Farrey has written a surprising, alarming, thoughtful, and ultimately empowering book for anyone who wants the best for the newest generation of Americans, as athletes and citizens. From the Hardcover edition.