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

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INDEX
Academy of Music ( New York), 238
Adams, Abigail, 28
Adams, Charles Francis, quoted, 8
Adams, Franklin P., 337
Adams, John, attitude toward amusements, 44, 61, 230
Adams, John Quincy, attitude toward amusements, 45, 139, 248
Admirable Crichton, The, 299
Adventures of Harlequin and Scaramouche, The, 54
Allen, Frederick Lewis, quoted, 333
Alsop, George, quoted, 26
Amateur photography, 202, 343
Amateur Softball Association of America, 360
Amateur theatricals, 49, 62, 304, 333
American Company of Comedians, The, 54, 57, 62-66passim
American Jockey Club, 240
American League, 224-25
American Maid, horse, 280
American Museum, 122-25, 135, 219
America's Cup Races, 240, 356
Ames, Nathaniel, quoted, 26, 49
Amherst, Sir Jeffrey, and colonial balls, 53
Amusement industry (see also Costs of recreation, Moving pictures, Radio, Theatre), 368-70
Amusement parks, 98, 163-64, 166, 222-23, 305
Anderson, Mary, actress, 237
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 372
Anglin, Margaret, actress, 237
Angling. See fishing.
Animal-baitings, 10, 43, 138
Animal exhibits (see also Circus), 39, 40, 131-32
Annapolis, as colonial capital, 61, 62
Anson, "Pop," baseball player, 226
Archery, 182, 192, 202, 240, 362
Argall, Governor, 8
As You Like It, 237
"Association" of 1774, 65
Aston, Anthony, actor, 54
Astor Place riot, 104
Audubon, John J., quoted, 71, 77
Austen, Jane, quoted, 185
Automobile, the. See Motoring.
Automobile racing, 287, 310, 355
Aviation, 362
Backgammon, 33, 36, 150
Bacon, Nathaniel, and drinking laws, 18
Badminton, 362
Bailey, Hackaliah, and early menageries, 131-32
Bailey, James A., circus owner, 282
Ballet, 100, 116-17
Balloon ascensions, 164-65
Balls, colonial, see also Dancing, 48, 52, 61; in Gilded Age, 231-34
Bank nights, 302
Barbecues (see also Picnicking), 77, 166
Barlow, John, professional runner, 144
Barn raisings, 26, 43

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Table of contents

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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