Publisher description for Sports in American life : a history / Richard O. Davies.


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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 photographs of key events and figures in the history of American sports.

Written in a compelling, narrative style to engage undergraduate students.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sports -- United States -- History.