Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture

Synopsis

The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • George Eisen
  • Robert Knight Barney
  • K. B. Wamsley
  • Ralph C. Wilcox
  • Eric Solomon
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994