Franklin

Sports in American Life : A History.

Author/Creator:
Davies, Richard O.
Publication:
New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (660 pages)
Edition:
3rd ed.
Status/Location:
Loading...

Options
Location Notes Your Loan Policy

Details

Other records:
Subjects:
Sports -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Series Page
Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sports in American Culture
Sports and American History
Notes
Chapter 1: The Emergence of Organized Sports, 1607-1860
Games in Colonial New England
Recreations in Southern Colonies
The Revolutionary Era and Beyond
The Democratization of Racing: The Trotters
Racing by Land and Sea
The Formative Years of Prizefighting
Baseball: the Creation of "America's Game"
Notes
Chapter 2: Baseball: "America's Game"
The Early Professional Era
Henry Chadwick and a Game of Numbers
Growing Pains
Early Years of the Professional Game
Emergence of the Modern Game
The 1880s: A Decade of Rancor
Notes
Chapter 3: Sports and the Emergence of Modern America, 1865-1920
Prizefighting Enters the Mainstream
Sports and Social Class
Strong Bodies and Devout Souls
America's Greatest Athlete
Organized Play for the Modern Era
Interscholastic Sports
Notes
Chapter 4: The Emergence of King Football, 1869-1920
The Early Years of College Athletics
Football American Style
Yale and the Creation of Football
Football Moves West
Football as Spectacle
Football in Crisis
Notes
Chapter 5: The National Pastime: Baseball, 1890-1930
The 1890s: Years of Discord
Ban Johnson and the American League
The Cyclone and the Georgia Peach
Masters of Strategy
The Federal League Challenge
Crisis: Gamblers Fix the World Series of 1919
The Babe
Baseball's Golden Age
Notes
Chapter 6: Playing Nice: Women and Sports, 1860-1945
The Early Years of Women's Sports
The Demise of Women's Sports
Helen and Trudy: America's First Women Sports Stars
Babe: The Texas Tomboy
Women Play Hardball: The Peaches and the Chicks.
"The Instinctive Urge to Compete"
Notes
Chapter 7: Sports in the Age of Ballyhoo, Depression, and War, 1920-1945
Gee-Whiz: Sports Journalism during the 1920s
Heroes for a Heroic Age
Growing Pains: The National Football League
Boxing Gains Respectability
Baseball's Long Slump
Seabiscuit: Sports Star for the Depression Era
Baseball during the War Years
Notes
Chapter 8: Sports on Campus, 1920-1950
The Essential Myth of Big-Time College Athletics
Football: Driving the Bus
Football's Golden Age: The Twenties
Knute Rockne and the Making of Notre Dame Football
The Second Challenge to Big-Time Football
Hoop Dreams
Hoop Nightmares
Notes
Chapter 9: America's Great Dilemma
The "Fight of the Century"
Separate and Unequal: The Negro Leagues
Out of the Cotton Fields of Alabama: Jesse and Joe
Jackie
In the Shadow of Jackie Robinson
Gentlepeople and Sanctimonious Hypocrites
The Baron and the Bear
Notes
Chapter 10: "The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat": Television Revolutionizes Sports
The Formative Years of Sports Television
Tale of the Tube: Boxing
Professional Football Comes of Age
Pete and Roone
Super Sunday and Monday Night Madness
ESPN: All Sports, All the Time
Notes
Chapter 11: The Big Business of College Sports
The Sanity Code Is Scuttled
Creation of a Cartel
Emphasis and De-emphasis
Woody and the Bear
The Wizard of Westwood
Madness in March
The NCAA as Enforcer
Intercollegiate Athletics: Education or Big Business?
Turmoil, Realignment, and a Playoff System
The Futility of Reform
Trouble in Happy Valley
Notes
Chapter 12: Play for Pay: Professional Sports in America
A Tale of Three Cities
Urban Relocation, Redevelopment, and Promotion
The Economics of Organized Baseball.
Baseball's Labor Disputes
The Magic of Parity: The National Football League
The Wondrous World of Magic, Larry, and Michael
Always Turn Left: NASCAR Takes the Checkered Flag
Beyond the Bright Lights: Hockey and Soccer
Notes
Chapter 13: Do You Believe in Miracles?
The Cold War Shapes the Olympics
Television Transforms the Olympics
The Games Must Go On
To Boycott or Not to Boycott
The Triumph of Professionalism
Athens and Beyond
Notes
Chapter 14: The Persistent Dilemma of Race
"I'm the Greatest"
Boycott, Backlash, and Beyond
Breakthrough: A New Era in American Sports
Hank Aaron Catches the Babe
Can White Men Jump?
Tiger
Sister Act: Venus and Serena
Notes
Chapter 15: Playing Nice No Longer: Women's Sports, 1960-2015
Deceit and Deception: The NCAA and Gender Equity
Titanic Rivalry: Connecticut/Tennessee Basketball
Billie Jean Sparks a Revolution
Viva America! World Cup Winners
"You've Come a Long Way Baby!" Or Have You?
Title IX at Forty
Notes
Chapter 16: "Only in America!"
Triumph of the Swoosh
The World of Jimmy the Greek
The Tragedy of Pete Rose
The Demise of Boxing
Iron Mike and The King of Boxing
Whatever It Takes
Under a Cloud: Barry Bonds Chases Hank Aaron
Notes
Chapter 17: The Democratization of Sports
Community Cauldron: High School Sports
Youth Sports
Golf's Golden Age: Arnie, the Super Mex, and the Golden Bear
A Tale of Two American Cyclists
"Sidewalk Surfing" and the Rise of "X-treme" Sports
Notes
Epilogue
Notes
Index
End User License Agreement.
Notes:
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Davies, Richard O. Sports in American Life
ISBN:
9781118912546
9781118912379
OCLC:
950932206