This new edition of Davies’ highly praised narrative of American sports history makes use of the very latest research and now includes updated and expanded coverage of major sporting events since 2006, extreme sports, and women in sports.
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This new edition of Davies’ highly praised narrative of the evolution and history of American sports has been re-organized, extensively revised throughout, and significantly updated to include major sporting events since 2006. Davies makes use of the very latest research, ensuring that readers are kept up-to-date with this fast-developing field. The book has also been updated to include expanded coverage of women in sports and a section covering the rise of extreme sports and mixed martial arts.
Sports in American Life provides an invaluable understanding of the institution of sport in American culture from the colonial period to the present day, when sports have become fully integrated into the political, social, cultural, and economic fabric of the nation. The narrative is organized around the argument that sports have been a significant social force throughout much of the history of the United States; it provides Americans with a venue in which major cultural and social issues have been debated, contested, and, in some notable instances, resolved.
Davies’ writes in a compelling and accessible style that will engage undergraduate students. Coupled with extensive illustrations, this remains the key text for undergraduate courses in sports history.
Richard O. Davies is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in 20th Century American History, American Ideas and Values, and History of Sports. Among his most recent books are Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), Sports in American Life: A History (Blackwell, 2007), Betting the Line: Sports Wagering in American Life (2001), and Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small-Town America (1998).
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Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 448 pages. 9.75x7.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0470655461
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