The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports
In this comprehensive and thoughtful look at the complex interrelationship and interdependency between sport and the city, Steven Riess shows how demographic growth, evolving special arrangements, social reform, the formulation of class and ethnic subcultures, the expansion of urban government, and the rise of political machines and crime syndicates all interacted to influence the development of American sport.
"Riess has dug deeply into the urban roots of our national obsession. City Games is valuable reading for anyone interested in America's cities or America's sports."--Stephen Hardy, author of How Boston Played: Sport, Recreation, and Community
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