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Excerpts — Sport in America

The Nineteenth-Century Croquet Craze

In the nineteenth century, gender roles, cheating, and proper etiquette were greatly influenced by the game of croquet.

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The rise of boxer Joe Louis

Louis’s well-documented whupping of Jim Crow provided a public outlet for diverse expressions of black struggle across the socioeconomic and political spectrum.

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Ali's faith large influence on his legacy

The commitment Muhammed Ali had to his Muslim religion brought him strength and confidence that was not normally found in black athletes of his time.

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Media overstates global appeal of the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is regarded as one of the most watched sporting events in the world, but statistics prove that is far from true.

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