By Steven A. Riess
A better half to American game History offers a suite of unique essays that characterize the 1st finished research of scholarship when it comes to the transforming into box of yankee activity history.
- Presents the 1st entire research of the scholarship in terms of the educational heritage of yank sport
- Features contributions from the various most interesting students operating within the box of yank 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 tune and box
- Addresses the connection of activities to urbanization, expertise, gender, race, social classification, and genres akin to activities biography
Awarded 2015 most sensible Anthology from the North American Society for game background (NASSH)
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