Sports in American History-2nd Edition
Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices. This text provides students with insights into new and alternative perspectives, examines sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, generates a better understanding of current sport practices, and considers future developments in American sport.
The second edition includes the following enhancements:
• The final chapter highlights sport in the twenty-first century and gives students an updated view of contemporary sport.
• Content about the progressive era now makes up two chapters and provides students with a clearer understanding of this instrumental period.
• New “People and Places” and “International Perspectives” sidebars introduce key figures in sport history and provide students with a global understanding of sport.
• Time lines with major sport and societal events and milestones provide context in each chapter.
• More than 150 images provide historical authenticity and relate people and events to the accompanying text.
• Chapter objectives and discussion questions help students absorb and apply relevant content.
• An ancillary suite helps instructors prepare for class with an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package.
This comprehensive resource delivers coverage of sport by historical periods—from the indigenous tribes of premodern America, through colonial societies, to the era of sport in the United States today. Sports in American History, Second Edition, examines how women, minorities, and ethnic and religious groups have influenced U.S. sporting culture. This gives students a broader knowledge of the complexities of sport, health, and play in the American experience and how historical factors, such as gender, ethnicity, race, and religion, provide a more complete understanding of sports in American history.
The easy-to-follow material is divided into 11 chronological chapters starting with sporting practices in colonial America and ending with globalized sport today, making it ideal for a semester-long course. The second edition maintains dedication to providing authentic primary documents—including newspapers, illustrations, photographs, historical writings, quotations, and posters—to bring the time periods to life for students. An extensive bibliography features primary and secondary sources in American sport history.
Sports in American History, Second Edition, is unique in its level of detail, broad time frame, and focus on sports and the evolving definitions of physical activity and games. In addition, excerpts from primary documents provide firsthand accounts that will not only inform and fascinate readers but also provide a well-rounded perspective on the historical development of American sport. With sidebars offering an international viewpoint, this book will help students understand how historical events have shaped sport differently in the United States than in other parts of the world.
Text for undergraduate courses in sport history and American studies; resource for graduate students and scholars in sport history and sport studies; and reference for libraries, historians, sport scientists, and sport enthusiasts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Sporting Experiences in Colonial America, 1400–1750
Native American Pastimes and Sports
Influence of Religion on English Colonists
Sport in American Colonies
Chapter 2. Sport and Pastimes in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period, 1750–1820
The Great Awakening and the Place of Sport
Consumerism and Changing Patterns of Colonial Life
The Enlightenment in America and Ideas of Sport and the Body
Frontier and Backcountry Sport
Women’s Active Recreation in the Revolutionary Era and Early National Period
Native American Sport
Sporting Practices During the American Revolutionary War
Turn of the Nineteenth Century and Societal Patterns
Chapter 3. Antebellum Health Reforms and Sporting Forms, 1820–1860
Overview of the Antebellum Period
Women and Physical Activity
Rural Sporting Practices
Rise of Agricultural and Sporting Journalism
Sporting Practices of the Middle and Upper Classes
Public Spaces for Health and Sport
Sporting Pastimes of African Americans and Native Americans
Immigrants and Sporting Cultures
Chapter 4. Rise of Rationalized and Modern Sport, 1850–1870
Concept of Modern Sport
Subcommunities and the Growth of Modern Sport
Growth of Sports Clubs and Advancing Rational Recreation
Growth of American Team Sport and Competition
Rise of Intercollegiate Sport
The Civil War and Sporting Experiences
Chapter 5. New Identities and Expanding Modes of Sport in the Gilded Age, 1870–1890
Sport and Social Stratification
Maintaining Ethnic Forms of Leisure
Development of an Intercollegiate Sporting Culture
Male Sporting Culture
Business of Sport
Gendered Sport, Class, and Social Roles
Regulation of Sport: Amateurism Versus Professionalism
Chapter 6. American Sport and Social Change During the Early Progressive Era, 1890–1900
Social Reformers of the Progressive Era
Play and Games in American Ideology
Sport and Technology
Modern Olympic Games
Chapter 7. Sport as Symbol: Acculturation and Imperialism, 1900–1920
Sport, Ethnicity, and the Quest for Social Mobility
Assimilation of Disparate Groups in American Society
Challenging Gender Boundaries
Resistance to Social Reform
Sport and Colonialism
Sport During World War I
Chapter 8. Sport, Heroic Athletes, and Popular Culture, 1920–1950
War, Depression, and the Shaping of America
Social Change and the Spread of Sport
Heroes in the Golden Age
Media and the Commercialization of Sport
Chapter 9. Sport as TV Spectacle, Big Business, and Political Site, 1950–1980
Sport in the Cold War
Evolution of the Sport–Media Relationship
Incorporation of Alternative Heroes
Professional Sport and Labor Relations
Sport and the Civil Rights Movement
Sport, Narcissism, and the Existential Search for Self
Scientific Advancements and the Growth of Sport
Chapter 10. Globalized Sport, 1980–2000
Corporate Sporting Culture
Drawing Fans to Baseball
Michael Jordan and the Growth of Professional Basketball
Intercollegiate Sport and the NCAA
Women and Sport
Drug and Body Abuse Among Athletes
Violence in Sport
Discrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century
Individuality and Sport Icons
Chapter 11. Sport in the Early Twenty-First Century, 2000-2015
Business of Professional Sports Teams
Intercollegiate Sport and Conference Changes
Title IX and Sport Leadership
Women’s Professional Teams and Endorsements
Modern Olympic Challenges and Stars
Traumatic Brain Injury
X Games and Alternative Sports
Rise of the Runner
The Future of Sport
“An ideal curriculum textbook, Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization is exceptionally well written, organized, and presented. Very highly recommended for both community and academic library sports history reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists, Sports in American History will be much appreciated by both academia and nonspecialist general readers with an interest in the culture and history of American sports.”
—Midwest Book Review (review of first edition)
Sports in American History does a more than laudable job of including the ways in which individual women and nonwhites participated in and shaped American sport history; it also faithfully discusses and describes how the processes of colonization and Americanization and globalization occur, both through sport and concurrently.
—Matt Hodler, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sport Leadership & Management, Miami University Department of Kinesiology & Health
ExcerptsDiscrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century
Physical Education of Youth
Sport in the Cold War
Title IX and Sport Leadership
AncillariesAll ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.
Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, descriptions of key philosophical and religious systems and terms, suggested readings and films, and a set of cumulative exam questions that span eras and help students make thematic connections from the semester.
Test package. Includes 170 questions including true-or-false, multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions.
Presentation package. Includes more than 175 PowerPoint slides that present the textbook material in a lecture-friendly format.