Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century

Author: Steven A. Riess
Publisher: Sharpe Reference
ISBN: 9780765617064
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Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century from the Author: Steven A. Riess. "A sweeping perspective of sports in the United States from the colonial era to the present day, this work explores the subject from a variety of perspectives--society, business, economics, law, politics, psychology, and others. Unlike traditional sports encyclopedias, Sports in America is not an almanac of teams, athletes and statistics. Instead, the focus is on history, explaining the process by which sports and its institutions have developed over the centuries, especially in the context of major social developments such as industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. The first section of the encyclopedia includes a series of chronological essays analyzing the historical development of American sports over the past four centuries. Following this, nearly 400 A-Z entries focus on the relationship between sports and society, culture, economics, and public affairs. Topics include psychological issues affecting athletic performance and spectatorship; race and ethnicity; law and ethics; professionalism versus amateurism; nationalism, regionalism, and urbanization; and artistic expression. The encyclopedia also includes biographical entries on major contributors to sports in America: athletes and owners, promoters and union leaders, journalists and broadcasters, and innovators of other kinds, as well as entries on individual sports--major and minor--from air racing and archery to wrestling and yachting."--

Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Author: Steven A. Riess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459466
Size: 64.77 MB
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Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia from the Author: Steven A. Riess. Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

A Short History Of The U S Working Class

Author: Paul Le Blanc
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608466698
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A Short History Of The U S Working Class from the Author: Paul Le Blanc. In a blend of economic, social, and political history, P Le Blanc shows how important labor issues have been, and continue to be, in the forging of our nation's history. Within a broad analytical framework, he highlights issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity, and includes the views of key figures of United States labor. Paul Le Blanc is a professor of history at La Roche College, has written on and participated in the United States labor, radical, and civil rights movements, and is author of such books as Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience, and Lenin and the Revolutionary Party.

Ways Of War

Author: Matthew S. Muehlbauer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415886765
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Ways Of War from the Author: Matthew S. Muehlbauer. "From the first interactions between European and native peoples, to the recent peace-keeping efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military issues have always played an important role in American history. Ways of War comprehensively explains the place of themilitary within the wider context of the history of the United States, showing its centrality to American culture and politics. The chapters provide a complete survey of the American military's growth and development while answering such questions as: How did the American military structure develop? How does it operate? And how have historical military events helped the country to grow and develop? Key features include: - Chronological coverage of North American conflicts since the seventeenth century and international wars undertaken by the United States after 1783. - Over 100 maps and images. - Timelines of key dates and events introduce each chapter and help to contextualize the material. - Text boxes throughout the chapters provide biographical information or first-person accounts, and examine the relationship between the military and popular culture. - A companion website that includes student study materials such as a comprehensive timeline, chapter summaries, annotated further reading, annotated weblinks, additional book content, flashcards, and a glossary of key terms. - For instructors the website features an extensive testbank of discussion, essay, and multiple choice questions. ( - see inside cover for further details Extensively illustrated and written by experienced instructors, Ways of War is essential reading for all students of American Military History"--

Sex And The Constitution Sex Religion And Law From America S Origins To The Twenty First Century

Author: Geoffrey R. Stone
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631493655
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Sex And The Constitution Sex Religion And Law From America S Origins To The Twenty First Century from the Author: Geoffrey R. Stone. There has never been a book like Sex and the Constitution, a one-volume history that chapter after chapter overturns popular shibboleths, while dramatically narrating the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America. Beginning his volume in the ancient and medieval worlds, Geoffrey R. Stone demonstrates how the Founding Fathers, deeply influenced by their philosophical forebears, saw traditional Christianity as an impediment to the pursuit of happiness and to the quest for human progress. Acutely aware of the need to separate politics from the divisive forces of religion, the Founding Fathers crafted a constitution that expressed the fundamental values of the Enlightenment. Although the Second Great Awakening later came to define America through the lens of evangelical Christianity, nineteenth-century Americans continued to view sex as a matter of private concern, so much so that sexual expression and information about contraception circulated freely, abortions before “quickening” remained legal, and prosecutions for sodomy were almost nonexistent. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reversed such tolerance, however, as charismatic spiritual leaders and barnstorming politicians rejected the values of our nation’s founders. Spurred on by Anthony Comstock, America’s most feared enforcer of morality, new laws were enacted banning pornography, contraception, and abortion, with Comstock proposing that the word “unclean” be branded on the foreheads of homosexuals. Women increasingly lost control of their bodies, and birth control advocates, like Margaret Sanger, were imprisoned for advocating their beliefs. In this new world, abortions were for the first time relegated to dank and dangerous back rooms. The twentieth century gradually saw the emergence of bitter divisions over issues of sexual “morality” and sexual freedom. Fiercely determined organizations and individuals on both the right and the left wrestled in the domains of politics, religion, public opinion, and the courts to win over the soul of the nation. With its stirring portrayals of Supreme Court justices, Sex and the Constitution reads like a dramatic gazette of the critical cases they decided, ranging from Griswold v. Connecticut (contraception), to Roe v. Wade (abortion), to Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage), with Stone providing vivid historical context to the decisions that have come to define who we are as a nation. Now, though, after the 2016 presidential election, we seem to have taken a huge step backward, with the progress of the last half century suddenly imperiled. No one can predict the extent to which constitutional decisions safeguarding our personal freedoms might soon be eroded, but Sex and the Constitution is more vital now than ever before.

Fatal Invention

Author: Dorothy Roberts
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586911
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Fatal Invention from the Author: Dorothy Roberts. This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race—revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases—continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era. Named one of the ten best black nonfiction books 2011 by, Fatal Invention offers a timely and “provocative analysis” (Nature) of race, science, and politics by one of the nation’s leading legal scholars and social critics.

Colonial Entanglement

Author: Jean Dennison
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080783744X
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Colonial Entanglement from the Author: Jean Dennison. From 2004 to 2006 the Osage Nation conducted a contentious governmental reform process in which sharply differing visions arose over the new government's goals, the Nation's own history, and what it means to be Osage. The primary debates were focused on biology, culture, natural resources, and sovereignty. Osage anthropologist Jean Dennison documents the reform process in order to reveal the lasting effects of colonialism and to illuminate the possibilities for indigenous sovereignty. In doing so, she brings to light the many complexities of defining indigenous citizenship and governance in the twenty-first century. By situating the 2004-6 Osage Nation reform process within its historical and current contexts, Dennison illustrates how the Osage have creatively responded to continuing assaults on their nationhood. A fascinating account of a nation in the midst of its own remaking, Colonial Entanglement presents a sharp analysis of how legacies of European invasion and settlement in North America continue to affect indigenous people's views of selfhood and nationhood.

Age In America

Author: Nicholas L. Syrett
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479831913
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Age In America from the Author: Nicholas L. Syrett. Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In America today, we recognize these numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments when our rights and opportunities change—when we become eligible to cast a vote, buy a drink, or enroll in Medicare.This volume brings together scholars of childhood, adulthood, and old age to explore how and why particular ages have come to define the rights and obligations of American citizens. Since the founding of the nation, Americans have relied on chronological age to determine matters as diverse as who can marry, work, be enslaved, drive a car, or qualify for a pension. Contributors to this volume explore what meanings people in the past ascribed to specific ages and whether or not earlier Americans believed the same things about particular ages as we do. The means by which Americans imposed chronological boundaries upon the variable process of growing up and growing old offers a paradigmatic example of how people construct cultural meaning and social hierarchy from embodied experience. Further, chronological age always intersects with other socially constructed categories such as gender, race, and sexuality. Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, taking up a variety of distinct subcultures—from frontier children and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a powerful case that age has always been a key index of citizenship. Instructor's Guide

Encyclopedia Of African American History 1619 1895

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195167775
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Encyclopedia Of African American History 1619 1895 from the Author: Paul Finkelman. Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.

American Christians And Islam

Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691133492
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American Christians And Islam from the Author: Thomas S. Kidd. Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world."