Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century

By Riess, Steven A.

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978-0-76561-706-4
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Sharpe Reference: M.E. Sharpe


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Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2011

Riess (history, Northeastern Illinois Univ.; Sport in Industrial America, 1850–1920) and other scholarly contributors open this set with seven essays covering sports in the United States in various eras, starting with Colonial pastimes and ending with the 1970s to today. The alphabetically arranged main entries, which list further-reading suggestions, include biographies and discuss business, social, legal, and political issues surrounding various sports and recreational activities. Readers will learn in the entry "A...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2011

Gr 9 Up—Riess's comprehensive set focuses on the evolution and development of American sports and recreation and analyzes how sports have both influenced and been influenced by American society. Volume 1 opens with seven lengthy essays that discuss the role of sports and recreation from the colonial era to the present. They are followed by more than 350 alphabetically arranged, one- to eight-page entries that include biographies of noteworthy athletes, coaches and leaders, and histories of individual sports, recre...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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