Sports in North America: A Documentry History/Volume 4 Sports in War, Revival and Expansion/1860-1880
Noverr, Douglas A, Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
Sports in North America: A Documentary History/Volume 4 Sports in War, Revival and Expansion/1860-1880. George B. Kirsch. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1995. 390 pp. $72 per volume.
This volume of 104 primary historical documents covers perhaps the most critical period in the evolution of American sports. As editor Kirsch notes, the twenty year period from 1860 to 1880 saw the rapid proliferation of sporting activities and a major transformation of the basic characteristics of sports as they underwent early modernization, standardization, and commercialization. Amateurism in private club sports and in intercollegiate athletics flourished, and professionalism …
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Publication information: Article title: Sports in North America: A Documentry History/Volume 4 Sports in War, Revival and Expansion/1860-1880. Contributors: Noverr, Douglas A - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 19. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 1996. Page number: 134+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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