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Sports in American History 3rd Edition With HKPropel Access

Sports in American History 3rd Edition With HKPropel Access

From Colonization to Globalization

$109.00 USD


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    Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Third Edition With HKPropel Access, helps students grasp the compelling evolution of American sporting practices. This text examines sports history as a social and cultural phenomenon, generates a better understanding of current practices in sport, and considers future developments in American sport.

    This comprehensive resource explores sport through various historical periods—including premodern America, colonial times, and the modern era. Sports in American History, Third Edition, features critical new content that will provide a framework for understanding how and why sport intersects with many facets of American society:
    • Examination of how women, racial minorities, and ethnic and religious groups have influenced U.S. sporting culture
    • Highlights of contemporary issues affecting sport in the twenty-first century, including the Covid-19 pandemic; social justice movements; changes in name, image, and likeness policy; and sports technology
    • Reorganized content about sporting experiences in early America that highlight the most influential moments
    • Updated People and Places features and International Perspective sidebars that introduce key figures in sports history to provide a global understanding of sport
    • Full-length articles from the scholarly journal Sport History Review, delivered online through HKPropel, that supplement the article excerpts and associated discussion questions found in the text
    Sports in American History, Third Edition, is unique in its level of detail, broad time frame, and focus on the evolving definitions of physical activity and games. Primary documents—including newspaper excerpts, illustrations, photographs, historical writings, quotations, and posters—provide firsthand accounts that will not only inform and fascinate students but also provide a well-rounded perspective on the historical development of American sport. Time lines of major milestones in sport and society provide context in each chapter, and an extensive bibliography features primary and secondary sources in American sports history.

    A starting point into the intriguing field of sports history, this book will help students better understand the complexities of sport in the American experience and grasp how cultural factors and historical events have shaped sport differently in the United States than in other parts of the world.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Text for undergraduate courses in sports history and American studies; resource for graduate students and scholars in sports history and sports studies; and reference for libraries, historians, sports scientists, and sports enthusiasts.
    Chapter 1. Sporting Experiences in Early America, 1400–1820
    Native American Pastimes and Sports
    Influence of Religion on English Colonists
    Sport in American Colonies
    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
    Sport for Exercise Promoted in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period
    Sporting Practices During the American Revolutionary War
    Women’s Active Recreation in the Revolutionary Era and Republican Motherhood
    Turn of the Nineteenth Century and Societal Patterns

    Chapter 2. Antebellum Health Reforms and Sporting Forms, 1820–1860
    Overview of the Antebellum Period
    Health Reformers
    Muscular Christianity
    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 3. Rise of Rationalized and Modern Sport, 1850–1870
    Concept of Modern Sport
    Subcommunities and the Growth of Modern Sport
    Sporting Fraternity
    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 4. 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 5. American Sport and Social Change During the Early Progressive Era, 1890–1900
    Social Reformers of the Progressive Era
    Play and Games in American Ideology
    Recreational Spaces
    Back-to-Nature Movement
    Ethnic Groups
    Body Culture
    Sport and Technology
    Modern Olympic Games

    Chapter 6. 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 7. 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 8. Sport as TV Spectacle, Big Business, and Political Site, 1950–1980
    Sport in the Cold War
    Evolution of the Sport–Media Relationship
    Coverage 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 9. 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
    Alternative Sports

    Chapter 10. Sport in the Early Twenty-First Century, 2000–2020
    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
    Sporting Crises
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Covid-19 Virus Pandemic
    X Games and Alternative Sports
    Sports Across the Populace
    Rise of the Runner
    The Future of Sport
    Sport in the Age of the Global Pandemic
    Gerald R. Gems, PhD, is a professor emeritus in the kinesiology department at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He is a past vice president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport and a past president of the North American Society for Sport History. He presented the 2016 Routledge Keynote, where he received the Routledge Prize in Sport History.

    Gems is an international scholar and the author of more than 250 publications, including 28 books. He served as the book review editor of the Journal of Sport History for more than two decades. He also received the Fulbright Senior Specialist award from 2007 to 2012 and was an Illinois Humanities scholar in history from 1999 to 2003. Gems earned his PhD in sports history at the University of Maryland.

    Linda J. Borish, PhD, is chair and an associate professor in the department of history at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Borish’s publications in sports history include her work as lead editor for The Routledge History of American Sport (Routledge). She is the author of numerous book chapters about women, gender, American sports history, and American Jewish history, including chapters in Gods, Games and Globalization: New Perspectives on Religion and Sport; Sports in Chicago; Sports and the American Jew; Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics; A Companion to American Sport History; New York Sports: Grit and Glamour in the Empire City; With God on Their Side: Sport in the Service of Religion; and others. Her scholarly articles have been published in the Journal of Sport History, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, Journal of Jewish Identities, American Jewish History, and others. Borish is the executive producer and historian for a 2007 documentary file—“Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics”—and is a past research associate of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University.

    Borish was selected as the international ambassador for the North American Society for Sport History for 2001-2002 and served on its executive council and publications board as well as serving as co-editor of book reviews for the Journal of Sport History. At Western Michigan University in the College of Arts and Sciences, Borish was awarded the Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Recognition Award for 2019-2020 and previously earned the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award in Professional and Community Service.

    Dr. Borish earned her PhD in American studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

    Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is a retired professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She served as president of the International Sport Sociology Society from 2001 to 2007. Pfister also served as president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport from 1993 to 2000 and won the association’s award for lifelong achievements in the area of sports history in 2005. She is a past vice president of the German Turner-Bund.

    Pfister won the Darlene Kluka Award from the Women’s Sport Foundation in 2006, the award of the European Working Group on Women in Sport in 2009, the Dorothy Ainsworth Research Award of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), and the German Gymnastic Association’s Els Schröder Award for research on women and sport in 2013.

    She has published more than 40 books and has been awarded two knighthoods from the president of Germany and one from the queen of Denmark. Pfister earned honorary doctorates at the Semmelweis University in Budapest 2007 and at the University of Malmö in 2013. She is to receive a third honorary doctorate from the National University of Taiwan in November 2021. Pfister earned PhDs in sports history and sociology at the University of Regensburg and the Ruhr-University Bochum.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, descriptions of key philosophical and religious systems and terms, and suggested readings and films. Also added for this edition are chapter overviews, discussion questions with recommended responses, classroom activities with recommended responses, and suggested responses to questions related to the Sports History Review articles.

    Test package. Contains 30 questions per chapter in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, matching, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features more than 150 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Sports in American History, this includes 10 articles from the scholarly journal Sport History Review. The end of each chapter in the text includes abstracts, text excerpts, and discussion questions related to these articles.

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