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Pedestrianism, Billiards, Boxing, and Animal Sports

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Running and walking races, billiards, boxing, and animal sports were all part of life in New York during the colonial period, and city residents increasingly followed these sports between 1820 and 1870, particularly after 1840. The four...

Sport as Symbol: Acculturation and Imperialism, 1900–1920

Gerald R. Gems

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Gerald R. Gems, PhD is an international scholar and a professor of Kinesiology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Linda J. Borish

Dr. Linda J. Borish is Associate Professor in the History Department and Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Western Michigan University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gertrud Pfister

Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sports in American History : From Colonization to Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...After reading this chapter, you will have learned about the following:The uneven response of various ethnic groups to the Progressives’ effortsThe impact of migrant groups on American cultureThe African Americans’ quest for acceptance...