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Sports in American life : a history, Richard O. Davies

Label
Sports in American life : a history
Title
Sports in American life
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Featuring extensive revisions and updates, the new third edition of Sports in American Life: A History brings its lively, interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of American history up to the end of 2015. Incorporating the latest sports scholarship and research, Richard 0. Davies's lauded narrative of American sports continues to shine as the only survey textbook to cover such diverse topics as NASCAR, mixed martial arts, skateboarding and more, in addition to mainstream sports. Along with expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports and soccer's sharp rise in popularity, this edition also features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports. Other updates include insightful biographical studies of revered UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden, and of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, whose legacy was marred by a high-profile child sex abuse scandal in 2011. Placing a special emphasis on the relationship of sports history to such issues as gender, race, economics, international politics, the media and higher education, chapters also reflect a careful balance among amateur, college and professional sports in the United States. --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Richard O.
Dewey number
796
Index
index present
LC call number
GV583
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • Sports
  • United States
Label
Sports in American life : a history, Richard O. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sports in American Culture -- Sports and American History -- Notes -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- "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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- Notes
Control code
936549394
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118912454
Lccn
2016005130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8fc67e26-906e-49a0-ae1f-8670f0a0bd7b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936549394
Label
Sports in American life : a history, Richard O. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sports in American Culture -- Sports and American History -- Notes -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- "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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- Notes
Control code
936549394
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118912454
Lccn
2016005130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8fc67e26-906e-49a0-ae1f-8670f0a0bd7b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936549394

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