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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405106481
ISBN-10: 1405106484
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 189mm x 17mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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