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

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ILLUSTRATIONS
The End of the Fox Huntfrontispiece
FACING PAGE
Title-Page of King James I's "Book of Sports"on11
Bear-Baiting24
Skittles24
"The Hill Tops," a New Hunting Song25
How to Mount a Horseon32
The Square Danceon38
Exotic Animals on Show in New Englandon41
Playbill of the Hallam Company of Comedianson55
Shooting for the Beef72
Joys of the Camp-Meeting73
"Light May the Boat Row"86
Dr. Rich's Institute for Physical Education87
A Picnic on the Wissahickon87
Female Calisthenics in the Pantalette Eraon94
A Family Party Playing at Fox and Geese96
The Dance after the Husking96
Skating in Central Park, New York97
A Society Audience at the Park Theatre, Now York106
Scenes from "Uncle Tom's Cabin107
Fanny Elssler in La Tarentule116
Wonders of Barnum's Museum117
First Appearance of Jenny Lind in America126
Jim Crow126
Christy's Minstrels127
Barnum Enters the Circus Field132
Circus Day in Chicago133
Peytona and Fashion's Great Match140
Lady Suffolk and O'Blennis141
Boat-Race on the Charles River, Boston144

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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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