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American Sports History

Author(s): Scott Stempson

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2016

Pages: 312

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Sporting events have become such a huge part of our culture that we can all remember certain athletic events in our own personal history that we were either involved in as a participant or watching as a fan.

American Sports History explores the big three team sports (baseball, basketball, and football) that have most affected American culture and vice-versa over the years. 

Scott Stempson’s American Sports History:

  • discusses this beginning years of sports and what was considered acceptable and not acceptable. In Puritan society, for example, even the word sport became synonymous with violent, unacceptable “bloodsports” which led to bad things like drinking or gambling.
  • features a chapter dedicated to the Olympics – the greatest spectacle in the world over the past century.
  • examines the influence of gambling throughout sports history in a standalone chapter.

Acknowledgments
Foreword

One Origin of American Sports: Great Britain’s “Festive Culture”

Two The Colonies Develop Their Own Culture and Break from Britain

Three Base Ball

Four The Rise of Collegiate and Youth Athletics

Five Emergence of the King of Campus: Early College Football

Six The Golden Age of Baseball

Seven Professional Football

Eight Golf and Tennis

Nine The Modern Olympics

Ten Basketball

Eleven Modern Baseball               

Twelve Boxing

Thirteen Postwar College Football

Fourteen American Women in Sports

Fifteen Gambling’s Effect on Sports

Scott Stempson

Related ISBN's: 9781465293817, 9781465292247

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