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Sports



link to catalog page GORN, A Brief History of American Sports Author: Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein
Pub Date: December 2013

A provocative look at the centrality of sports to 400 years of American society and culture   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Friday Night Fighter

Friday Night Fighter

Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Author: Troy Rondinone
Pub Date: May 2013

The rise of televised boxing and one of its most watched and beloved fighters   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Sons of Westwood

The Sons of Westwood

John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

Author: John Matthew Smith
Pub Date: October 2013

College basketball's most dynamic dynasty, on and off the hardwood   learn more...
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link to catalog page RING, Stolen Bases

Stolen Bases

Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball

Author: Jennifer Ring
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2013

A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Pay for Play

Pay for Play

A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Author: Ronald A. Smith
Pub Date: December 2011

A rigorous investigation of reform in college sports   learn more...
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link to catalog page MARTIN, Benching Jim Crow

Benching Jim Crow

The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980

Author: Charles H. Martin
Pub Date: August 2010

A benchmark study of racial exclusion in college athletics   learn more...
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link to catalog page RIESS, The Chicago Sports Reader

The Chicago Sports Reader

100 Years of Sports in the Windy City

Author: Edited by Steven A. Riess and Gerald R. Gems
Pub Date: February 2009

A celebration of the fast, the strong, the agile, and the tricky throughout Chicago's storied sports history   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Baseball

Baseball

A History of America's Game

Author: Benjamin G. Rader
Pub Date: May 2008

A succinct history of baseball, newly revised and updated   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Female Gladiators

Female Gladiators

Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America

Author: Sarah K. Fields
Pub Date: June 2008

How school-aged girls used the legal system to gain access to contact sports   learn more...
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link to catalog page BAKER, Contesting Identities

Contesting Identities

Sports in American Film

Author: Aaron Baker
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2006

Analysis of race, class and gender in American sports films   learn more...
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