Paperback. Washington, DC, is best known for its politics and monuments, butsport has always been an integral part of the city, and Washingtonians are among the country's most avid sports fans. DC Sp.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.635. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Washington, DC, is best known for its politics and monuments, but sport has always been an integral part of the city, and Washingtonians are among the country’s most avid sports fans. DC Sports gathers seventeen essays examining the history of sport in the nation’s capital, from turn-of-the-century venues such as the White Lot, Griffith Stadium, and DC Memorial Stadium to Howard-Lincoln Thanksgiving Day football games of the roaring twenties; from the surprising season of the 1969 Washington Senators to the success of Georgetown basketball during the 1980s. This collection covers the field, including public recreation, high-school athletics, intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, sports journalism, and sports promotion.
A southern city at heart, Washington drew a strong color line in every facet of people’s lives. Race informed how sport was played, written about, and watched in the city. In 1962, the Redskins became the final National Football League team to integrate. That same year, a race riot marred the city’s high-school championship game in football. A generation later, race as an issue resurfaced after Georgetown’s African American head coach John Thompson Jr. led the Hoyas to national prominence in basketball.
DC Sports takes a hard look at how sports in one city has shaped culture and history, and how culture and history inform sports. This informative and engaging collection will appeal to fans and students of sports and those interested in the rich history of the nation’s capital.
About the Author: Chris Elzey teaches in the History and Art History Department at GeorgeMason University. He oversees the sport and American culture minor andis codirector of the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society.David K. Wiggins is a professor and codirector of the Center for theStudy of Sport and Leisure in Society at George Mason University. He is thecoeditor of Beyond C. L. R. James: Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicityin Sports and editor of Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sports Historyand Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes.
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