Sports in American Life
By (author) Richard O. Davies
Sports in American Life by Richard O. Davies
Book DescriptionThis richly documented book traces the evolution of American sports from the colonial period to the present. The narrative is organized around the argument that sports have been a significant social force throughout American history. * Emphasizes the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and larger issues, such as gender, race, and class. * Includes 50 photographs of key events and figures in the history of American sports. * Written in a compelling, narrative style to engage undergraduate students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405106481
(244mm x 189mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard O. Davies
Sports in American Life, Paperback (July 2016)
The third edition of author Richard O. Davies' highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history.
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The author of this text proposes a bold approach to writing local history in this exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, he explores such topics as the history of madness and the environment in southwestern Minnesota.
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Author Biography - Richard O. Davies
Richard O. Davies is University Foundation Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including America's Obsession: Sports and Society Since 1945 (1994), and Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small-Town America (1998), which was named one of the top 25 books in American History by Choice. Although his publications range widely over the history of twentieth-century American history, he has in the past decade established himself as one of the leading scholars in the growing field of American sports history.
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