Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization trips from the early American past to the present to give students an engaging grasp of the historic advancement of American sporting practices. This text supplies students with insights that will certainly permit them to develop new and alternative point of views, examine sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, create a much better understanding of existing sport practices, and think about future advancements in sport in American life.This extensive
text is the most extensive resource on sport history, supplying protection of sport by historic durations-- from the indigenous people of premodern America, through colonial societies, to the age of sport in the United States today. Unlike previous sport history texts, Sports in American History examines how ladies, minorities, and ethnic and religious groups have actually influenced U.S. sporting culture. This gives students a more comprehensive understanding of the complexities of sport, health, and play in the American experience and how historic elements, such as gender, ethnicity, race, and religious beliefs, offer a more total understanding of sports in American history.
The easy-to-follow product is divided into nine chronological chapters beginning with sporting practices in colonial America and ending with globalized sport today, making it ideal for a semester-long course. Each chapter consists of objectives, an introduction, a summary of the points covered, and conversation questions to assist students quickly identify and remember the key principles presented. In addition, the text has the following features:
-An extensive time line of substantial sport and nonsport occasions gives students a handy reference point from which to view the past.-End-of-chapter conversation questions assist students comprehend the product and aid instructors in class preparation.-Sidebars offer alternative point of views about sport concerns and advancements, including global differences in the organization, play, and culture of sport."People and Places"sidebars offer short peeks into key organizations and figures that have actually influenced sport during a specific duration.-Main files from each historic duration-- including papers, illustrations, pictures, historic
writings, quotations, and posters-- are incorporated into each chapter to bring the time durations to life for students.- An extensive bibliography features main and secondary sources in American sport history.Sports in American History is special in its level of detail
, broad period, and focus on sports and the developing definitions of exercise and video games
. In addition, excerpts from main files offer direct accounts that will certainly not only inform and amaze readers but also offer a well-rounded viewpoint on the historic advancement of American sport. With sidebars providing an international viewpoint, this book will certainly assist students understand how historic occasions have actually formed sport differently in the United States than in other parts of the world.