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The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America

Tom Melville

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ISBN 10: 0879727705 / ISBN 13: 9780879727703
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290 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Tom Melville presents a well-documented history of cricket playing in America, focusing on its period of growth in the 1840s and its periodic revivals. Cricket failed to take on, or resisted, an American identity, but the sport had considerable appeal both as a sport and as an activity that fostered sportsmanship, control, public manners, and decorum. Cricket found acceptance mainly in the upper class but also appealed to working-class people. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780879727703

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Publisher: Popular Press 1

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Tom Melville presents a well-documented history of cricket playing in America, focusing on its period of growth in the 1840s and its periodic revivals. Cricket failed to take on, or resisted, an American identity, but the sport had considerable appeal both as a sport and as an activity that fostered sportsmanship, control, public manners, and decorum. Cricket found acceptance mainly in the upper class but also appealed to working-class people.

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Tom Melville is an American cricket player, teacher, and author. He has published widely on the history and culture of American cricket. A graduate of Ripon College and the University of Whales, he lives in Wisconsin.

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