America Learns to Play: A History of Popular Recreation, 1607-1940

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NOTES

CHAPTER I
"In Detestation of Idleness"
1
Ralph Hamor, A True Discourse of the Present Estate of Virginia ( London, 1615; reprint Richmond, 1860), 26.
2
Edward Winslow ( December 11, 1621), quoted in Alice Morse Earl, Child Life in Colonial Days ( New York, 1899), 217.
3
Thomas Morton, The New English Canaan ( London, 1637; reprint Prince Society Publications, XIV, Boston, 1883), 279.
4
William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation, in J. F. Jameson (editor), Original Narratives of Early American History ( New York, 1908), 238.
5
Peter Force, Tracts and Other Papers (4 vols., Washington, 1836-46), III, 2, 16.
6
Bradford, loc. cit.,238; Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay ( Boston, 1904), II, 37.
7
Alexander Brown, The Genesis of the United States ( Boston, 1890), I, 70.
8
Edward Channing, A History of the United States (6 vols., New York, 1905-25), I, 200.
9
Quoted in George C. D. Odell, Annals of the New York Stage ( New York, 1927 --), I, 3.
10
Philip Bruce, Institutional History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century ( New York, 1910), I, 528.
11
Records of the Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay ( Boston, 1853), I, 405.
12
Ibid., II, 195; Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut ( Hartford, 1850), I, 527.
13
Records of the Court of Assistants . . . of Massachusetts Bay, II, 37; Public Records of . . . Connecticut, I, 528.
14
See Records of the Governor . . . of Massachusetts Bay, II, 70, 180; William B. Weeden, Economic and Social History of New England ( Boston, 1890), I, 224-25; Documents and Records Relating to the Province of New Hampshire ( Concord, 1867), I, 391; Prince Walter F. , "An Examination of Peter's 'Blue Laws,'" American Historical Association Annual Report, 1898, 97ff.
15
Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, Ser. 2, Vol. X, 183-84.
16
Records of the Governor . . . of Massachusetts Bay, III, 224.
17
Gustavus Myers, Ye Olden Blue Laws ( New York, 1921), 211; Arthur A. Hornblow , History of the American Theatre ( Philadelphia, 1919), I, 24.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • Illustrations xv
  • Chapter I - In Detestation of Idleness 3
  • Chapter II - Husking-Bees and Tavern Sports 22
  • Chapter III - The Colonial Aristocracy 44
  • Chapter IV - The Frontier 67
  • Chapter V - A Changing Society 84
  • Chapter VI - The Theatre Comes of Age 100
  • Chapter VII - Mr. Barnum Shows the Way 122
  • Chapter VIII - The Beginning of Spectator Sports 136
  • Chapter IX - Mid-Century 148
  • Chapter X - Cow-Towns and Mining-Camps 168
  • Chapter XI - The Rise of Sports 182
  • Chapter XII - The New Order 201
  • Chapter XIII - Metropolis 211
  • Chapter XIV - World of Fashion 230
  • Chapter XV - Main Street 248
  • Chapter XVI - Farm and Countryside 271
  • Chapter XVII - The Growth of the Movies 287
  • Chapter XVIII - A Nation on Wheels 308
  • Chapter XIX - On the Air 320
  • Chapter XX - The Great American Band-Wagon 332
  • Chapter XXI - Sports for All 347
  • Chapter XXII - The New Leisure 365
  • Bibliography 375
  • Notes 391
  • Index 425
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