Daughters of the Lost Century

Author: The Lost Century of Sports Collection

Publisher: Pastime Productions

ISBN: 9780982489109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 830

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Daughters of the Lost Century is an action-packed pictorial anthology of women's sports featuring more than 100 rare articles and 1,000 lively illustrations originally published between 1849 and 1909, an overlooked era of American sports history. This fascinating compilation from "The Lost Century of Sports Collection" provides valuable insight about the origins and development of women's sports during the Victorian era and the social ramifications of the athletic New Woman as reported by the media at the time. The subject is enlivened by the vibrant energy of the women athletes in the illustrations, the sheer vastness of the collection, and the surprising variety of sports engaged in during an epoch better known for hoop skirts than for shooting hoops. Such overwhelming evidence of robust athleticism shatters our modern genteel stereotype of women of the 19th century. Primary sources include Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Outing, Munsey's Magazine, Woman's Physical Development, The Illustrated London News, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The San Francisco Call, and dozens of other periodicals. Many of the articles were written by women. This entertaining and educational volume of historical treasures is a must for every library, an essential resource for women's studies, and an ideal gift book for athletes, students, and art lovers. These contemporary published accounts reveal a passion for play and a desire for physical fitness common to women of today. The brief initial bloom of women's sports at the end of the 19th century, and the "unladylike" competitive zeal of the athletes as reported in sensationalized press accounts, prompted a social backlash that led to restricting female participation in sports for generations, until the passage of Title IX in 1972. A common thread in many articles from the earliest fitness magazines is the role of diet, exercise and sports in relation to physical beauty and the concept of femininity, a twining still evident in today's most popular women's fitness publications. The volume includes significant sections on the first flourishing of women's college basketball, the barnstorming baseball bloomer girls, the bicycle revolution, physical training, swimming, gymnastics, and two foundational books: Catharine Beecher's 1856 classic "Calisthenic Exercises, for Schools, Families, and Health Establishments," and Lucille Hill's groundbreaking 1903 work, "Athletics and Out-door Sports for Women." Among the many sports covered in this volume are bowling, volleyball, softball, track & field, ice skating, roller skating, skiing, ice hockey, football, fencing, archery, billiards, rowing, golf, tennis, dancing, and equestrian sports. This volume reveals and preserves the proud forgotten heritage of American women's sports.
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The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics Of 1903

Author: Roger I. Abrams

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536442

Category: History

Page: 196

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A chronicle of the first World Series captures all the exitement and drama of this first match-up between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Posted in History

Essays on Sport History and Sport Mythology

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890964545

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 8867

Sport has always been a legitimate focus for human energy, and in the last fifteen years it has emerged as a legitimate focus for scholarly energy as well. In this interdisciplinary overview of the study of sport, sociology, intellectual history, psychology, anthropology, and literature are brought to bear in seeking new understanding of the role and significance of sport in society. Some of the conclusions will be controversial or even disturbing, and the breadth of the volume clearly demonstrates that sport history is not merely a hobby. As Jack W. Berryman notes in the introduction to the volume: “Each essay, in some distinctive manner, confronts the problem of general preconceptions and misconceptions in the study of sport history. The authors ask fundamental questions: what is sport, what is its significance over time, and how can sport be studied effectively?” Donald G. Kyle opens the questions with an examination of the myth of the decline of ancient Greek sport. Stephen Hardy proposes a new model for the interpretation of both early and modern sport. Steven A. Riess questions the historicity of the myth of social mobility through sport in America. Richard D. Mandell explains the history of theoretically profound and earnest modern criticism of sport. Allen Guttmann demythologizes the relationship between erotic impulses and sport. This serious and timely study of sport aids in the reevaluation of many popular beliefs and traditional scholarly interpretations concerning sport in various ages and cultures. It offers much of value to all those interested in contemplating the nature and history of the phenomenon of sport.
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Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football

Author: John M. Carroll

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

View: 5633

Before the Super Bowl, before Monday Night Football, even before the NFL, there was Red Grange. Catapulted into the public eye in 1924 by scoring four touchdowns in twelve minutes for the University of Illinois, the "Galloping Ghost" went on to a trailblazing career as a professional player, star of Hollywood films, and broadcaster. He, Babe Ruth, and Jack Dempsey were among the nation's most heralded figures during the "golden age of sport" of the 1920s, and he was also on the cover of Sports Illustrated when that magazine did a special issue in 1991 on the greatest moments in sports. John Carroll depicts the career of this soft-spoken pioneer who helped lift pro football about its reputation as "a dirty little business run by rogues and bargain-basement entrepreneurs." A reluctant celebrity and folk hero, Red Grange throughout his life symbolized older, more rural American values. He was an unpretentious self-made individual who made his mark in a society increasingly controlled by machines, vast corporations, and stifling bureaucracies. His story is an essential element in understanding football's central place in American culture.
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A Franchise on the Rise

The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees

Author: Dom Amore

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613219482

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

View: 3262

2018 marks 115 years since the inception of the New York Yankees--and what a 115-year period it's been! But how did the team that has since won a league-leading 27 world championships get started? In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team's existence, from 1903 to 1923, focusing on all the major players and events, including their first ten years as the Highlanders, their move to Yankee Stadium, and their subsequent first World Series in 1923. In doing so, Amore successfully finds the characters' own voices and thereby vividly reconstructs events of more than a century ago. He recounts the snowy night Honus Wagner was offered twenty crisp $1,000 bills to join the new franchise in New York; the story behind the holes punched in the outfield fence that facilitated the stealing of signs in 1909; and why the team thought it may have had the next big superstar in a college football end named George Halas. This is a tale about the business of baseball as it was done at the time and, in many ways, as it still must be done. There was no secret to building a winning organization. It took money and luck, but it also took a group of people working as a team, each allowed to do his job and each doing it superbly.
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The Real All Americans

The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation

Author: Sally Jenkins

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0767926242

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 343

View: 6017

Offers an inspirational portrait of the Native American football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a championship squad that included the legendary Jim Thorpe and that defeated its Ivy League opponents, in a history that is set against a backdrop of the early days of football and the rise and fall of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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General Catalogue of the Public Library of Detroit, Mich

First-third supplement. 1889-[1903].

Author: Detroit Public Library,Henry Munson Utley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Dictionary

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Sports and Media

Author: Arthur A. Raney,Jennings Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 1326

This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete

Author: James Rheuben Andrews,Gary L. Harrelson,Kevin E. Wilk

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437724116

Category: Medical

Page: 618

View: 542

Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete is a medical reference book that equips you to apply today's hottest strategies in non-operative sports rehabilitation, so you can help your patients return to play as quickly and fully as possible. Send your players back to the field fast with the latest strategies in non-operative sports rehabilitation. Get balanced, dependable guidance on sports rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary author team that contributes perspectives from orthopaedics and sports medicine, athletic training, and physical therapy. Ensure effective treatment planning with a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice. Master the latest with brand-new chapters on Developing Treatment Pathways, Biomechanical Implications in Shoulder and Knee Rehabilitation, Temporomandibular Rehabilitation, Thigh Rehabilitation, Gait Assessment, Functional Movement Assessment, and Plyometric Training Drills. Access the fully searchable text, downloadable image bank, and 9 online-only appendices at www.expertconsult.com. Andrews provides evidence-based guidance for sports medicine rehabilitation.
Posted in Medical

Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated


Category: Reference

Page: 382

View: 3740

Alphabetically organized entries highlight key individuals who have participated in or advanced the cause of women in sports, and includes entries for the sports and related topics
Posted in Reference

Creating the National Pastime

Baseball Transforms Itself, 1903-1953

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691058856

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2554

At a time when many baseball fans wish for the game to return to a purer past, G. Edward White shows how seemingly irrational business decisions, inspired in part by the self-interest of the owners but also by their nostalgia for the game, transformed baseball into the national pastime. Not simply a professional sport, baseball has been treated as a focus of childhood rituals and an emblem of American individuality and fair play throughout much of the twentieth century. It started out, however, as a marginal urban sport associated with drinking and gambling. White describes its progression to an almost mythic status as an idyllic game, popular among people of all ages and classes. He then recounts the owner's efforts, often supported by the legal system, to preserve this image. Baseball grew up in the midst of urban industrialization during the Progressive Era, and the emerging steel and concrete baseball parks encapsulated feelings of neighborliness and associations with the rural leisure of bygone times. According to White, these nostalgic themes, together with personal financial concerns, guided owners toward practices that in retrospect appear unfair to players and detrimental to the progress of the game. Reserve clauses, blacklisting, and limiting franchise territories, for example, were meant to keep a consistent roster of players on a team, build fan loyalty, and maintain the game's local flavor. These practices also violated anti-trust laws and significantly restricted the economic power of the players. Owners vigorously fought against innovations, ranging from the night games and radio broadcasts to the inclusion of African-American players. Nonetheless, the image of baseball as a spirited civic endeavor persisted, even in the face of outright corruption, as witnessed in the courts' leniency toward the participants in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. White's story of baseball is intertwined with changes in technology and business in America and with changing attitudes toward race and ethnicity. The time is fast approaching, he concludes, when we must consider whether baseball is still regarded as the national pastime and whether protecting its image is worth the effort.
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Historical Dictionary of Baseball

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 504

View: 6796

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game, the American game,” and George Will compared calling baseball “just a game” to the Grand Canyon being “just a hole.” Countless others have called baseball “the most elegant game,” and to those who have played it, it’s life. The Historical Dictionary of Baseball is primarily devoted to the major leagues it also includes entries on the minor leagues, the Negro Leagues, women’s baseball, baseball in various other countries, and other non-major league related topics. It traces baseball, in general, and these topics individually, from their beginnings up to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on the roles of the players on the field—batters, pitchers, fielders—as well as non-playing personnel—general managers, managers, coaches, and umpires. There are also entries for individual teams and leagues, stadiums and ballparks, the role of the draft and reserve clause, and baseball’s rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of baseball.
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Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders

Author: Kate Torgovnick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416535977

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9845

A behind-the-scenes tour of competitive college cheerleading describes every aspect of the sport from spring tryouts through the NCA Nationals, drawing on the personal experiences of accomplished athletes from three top cheer schools. Reprint.
Posted in Social Science

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Author: Marie Dunford,J. Andrew Doyle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176979

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 6045

Insightful, well-organized, and clearly written, NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE, 3rd Edition, integrates nutrition and exercise physiology principles, emphasizing scientific reasoning and examining research studies to illuminate the evidence for current nutritional recommendations. The authors carefully illustrate the connections between exercise, nutrition, and, the ultimate goals: optimal performance and health. In addition to explaining the rationale behind the recommendations made to athletes, this text helps instructors and students translate these recommendations to specific plans for the appropriate amount and type of foods, beverages, and/or supplements to support training, performance, and recovery. First and foremost, this book is scientifically sound and evidence-based, but it also is filled with practical nutrition information to demonstrate the application of the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Literary World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in Literature

Literary World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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