American National Pastimes - A History (Sport in the Global by Mark Dyreson,Jaime Schultz

By Mark Dyreson,Jaime Schultz

When the colonies that turned america have been nonetheless dominions of the British Empire they started to think their carrying pursuits as finer recreations than even these loved within the motherland. From the battle of independence and the construction of the republic to the twenty-first century, carrying hobbies have served as crucial parts in forging nationhood in American historical past.

This assortment gathers the paintings of an all-star group of historians of yank game in an effort to discover the origins and meanings of the assumption of nationwide pastimes—of a state symbolized by means of its activities. those wide-ranging essays learn the claims of specific activities to nationwide hobby prestige, from horse racing, searching, and prize combating in early American heritage to baseball, basketball, and soccer greater than centuries later. those essays additionally examine the felony, political, financial, and tradition styles and the gender, ethnic, racial, and sophistication dynamics of nationwide pursuits, connecting recreation to broader old themes.

American nationwide Pastimes chronicles how and why the united states has used game to outline and debate the contours of nation.

This e-book was once released as a different factor of the International magazine of the historical past of Sport.

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