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Sport History and Culture: History

A guide to selected resources on the history of sport, with special attention to social and cultural issues.

Selected Historical Studies of Sport

Davies, Richard O. Sports in American Life: A History. 2d ed. GV583 D39 2012

Gems, Gerald R., et al. Sports in American History: from Colonization to Globalization. GV583 G46 2008

Gorn, Elliott J. The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. GV1125 G67 1986

Gorn, Elliott J., and Warren Goldstein. A Brief History of American Sports. GV583 G673 1993 (reprinted in 2004)

Hudson, David L., Jr. Boxing in America: An Autopsy. GV1125 H84 2012.

Hummel, Richard. Hunting and Fishing for Sport: Commerce, Controversy, Popular Culture. SK14.3 H86 1994

Miller, John J. The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football. GV950 M55 2011

Pierce, Daniel S. Real NASCAR: White Lightnng, Red Clay, and Big Bill France. Stock Car Racing Collection GV1029.9 S74P54 2010

Pope, S. W., and John Nauright, eds. Routledge Companion to Sports History. GV571 R68 2010

Rader, Benjamin G. American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports. 4th ed. GV583 R3 2009

Rail, Genevieve, ed. Sport and Postmodern Times. Also available in print, GV706.5 S6943 1998

Reiss, Steven A. Major Problems in American Sport History. ON ORDER

Reiss, Steven A. Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920. GV706.5 R54 1995

Thompson, Neal. Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR. Stock Car Racing Collection GV1029.9 S74 T46 2006. Recording of author presentation available on Stock Car Racing Collection Audio 14.

Wiggins, David K. Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization. GV583 S6823 2010


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