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Sports in American Life: A History

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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 photog
Paperback, 485 pages
Published December 25th 2006 by Blackwell Publishers (first published December 22nd 2006)
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My teaching and research have evolved over a career that began nearly fifty years ago with a traditional graduate education at the University of Missouri in American political history. After completing a dissertation on the politics of urban redevelopment and public housing in 1963, I developed a teaching and publications portfolio emphasizing twentieth century political and urban history. Early p ...more
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